We love creative writing in our homeschool, but I know that’s not the case for everyone. Struggling with writing is one of the most common issues I hear from other homeschool moms. Sometimes kids just need a little freedom to use their imaginations and do some free writing. On the other hand, some kids are just plain intimidated by that blank sheet of paper or computer screen. They need a bit of a jumpstart to get their creative writing ideas flowing.
Encourage Creative Writing in your Homeschool
I’m sharing some ideas to encourage creative writing over at the iHomeschool Network blog today. Here is an excerpt from my article:
Creative writing is a skill that can be a bit challenging to teach. However, it is also one that is pretty critical since writing is a major component in college. The process of learning creative writing will also instill in your child a variety of transferable skills, such as thinking outside of the box, resourcefulness, problem-solving, enhanced vocabulary, persuasive skills, communication skills, organizing ideas, and (of course) imagination.
In the article, I share five ways you can bring out the creative writing skills in your kids and help them embrace the writing process as something fun, rather than something to dread.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes and head over to read it!