Wondering how to get kids to write more in the new year? You are not alone.
One of the many reasons why I chose to use Brave Writer in our homeschool is that the Brave Writer Lifestyle allows for the natural development of written language. Put simply: Brave Writer makes writing fun for kids, and that is important to me as a homeschool mom and writer. If you want to know how to make writing fun for kids, I have a few ideas for you. Here are some simple ways to get kids to write more in the new year… and have fun doing it!
How to Get Kids to Write More in the New Year
Make writing fun with these resources
The goal is to make writing natural and fun. If you provide your children with enjoyable opportunities to write, they are more likely to do so… naturally! For example, I have a marker board on each of the kiddos’ bedroom doors. Do you know how much writing these little boards inspire? Oodles! Yes, they are often loaded with potty humor, but that is still writing.
Here are some of our family’s favorites:
- Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal
- Between Mom and Me: Mother Son Journal
- Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal
- Mad Libs
- Apples to Apples Freestyle Game
- Dry Erase Board for Bedroom Doors
- Grandparent Journals
Fun writing instruments
I promise you, you will see more writing at home… and writing will be fun for your children… if you sprinkle a few of these around:
Writing is a lifestyle with Brave Writer
Have I told you lately how much I love Brave Writer? Here are some articles about how we use Brave Writer in our homeschool:
- Writing is a Lifestyle with Brave Writer
- The Brave Writer Lifestyle Explained
- When Less is More (On Brave Writer and Crabby Days)
- Encourage Writing with Brave Writer Mailboxes
- Brave Writer Poetry Teatimes
- Explore Fairytales with Brave Writer
- My Favorite Milestone (And Why I Love Brave Writer)
- Our Brave Writer Good Enough Cupcake Party
If you are looking to add more fun to your homeschool writing routine, here are some helpful articles:
- Gifted Homeschool Curriculum 2016
- 100 Games and Picture Books for Play-Based Learning
- 20+ Fantastic Reading and Language Arts Games
- 10 of the Best Language Arts Gifts: Affordable and Fun
- How to Start a Family Book Club
- How to Get Kids to Write Thank You Notes in 4 Easy Steps
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: How do you make writing fun for kids? How do you plan to encourage your children to write more in the new year? Share here.
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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