Every day kids experience events that are new to them. They learn new words, which helps build their vocabulary. In doing so, these new experiences help them to develop a creative and curious mind. These new experiences could be the beginning of ideas which the child could develop into stories or creative writing.
By encouraging them to write from a young age, numerous benefits can be seen.
1 Emotional Skills
By creating a story, a child can channel their emotions and develop how to manage in a situation. For example, they may be able to show empathy with a character, express different emotions experienced by characters or manage a difficult situation that a character is feeling. This may help a child to express how they feel and understand how others feel. Self-discovery and self-expressions can be demonstrated throughout the child's words and storytelling abilities.
2 Intellectual Skills
Their sentence structure, vocabulary and use of punctuation will be notably more advanced than others of the same age who do not practice creative writing. In a world where text speak and emojis are so common, creative writing helps to develop writing skills that are being forgotten about. If a child can not communicate effectively as a child, the problem may become worse as they grow older. Sharing ideas with others allows the child to develop their storyline and collaborate with others.
3 Life Skills
When a child begins to write their ideas down, completing the story develops a range of important life long skills. Using writing as a way for your child to demonstrate their creative side helps their ability to focus, improves their dedication and commitment. These are all skills which employers look for in a candidate. Creative writing also develops creative thoughts, using their imaginations, suggest alternatives, broaden their though process and problem-solving abilities. It also allows the child to show their opinions and develop their voice. It also improves their logical skills. These skills, once developed, can help the child in other subjects, such as Math, Science and Languages. By developing these fundamental skills, the child can apply these in other areas of learning and succeed, helping to strengthen their self-confidence.
4 Organizing Skills
Writing also helps to improve organization from a young age. By plotting out a story line, a child can help to develop organization and create drama or surprises in their story. This can then be applied to everyday tasks, helping them to improve their own organization and be prepared for the day ahead.
Inspiring your child to be creative develops a wide range of skills while building confidence. This helps them to develop into powerful adults, who can communicate their points of view, thoughts and feelings very clearly.
Creative writing has the opportunity to create an incredible positive impact on our children, and while the occasion is becoming more limited in the classroom, taking steps to encourage our children to write can help develop a range of benefits. By finding their way of writing, the children can turn it into a superpower, allowing the child to be creative while having fun and doing something they enjoy.
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