Creative writing and shooting are muscles that atrophy. But when you work them, you become a self-generator who can branch out. – Eli Roth
Little minds are very curious and imaginative. They are like little bombs awaiting little sparks. Give them good stuffs and guide them right so that when they explode both your family and society will benefit.
Creativity is the power of creating something new which involves three elements – thought, imagination and action. Thought process is the base which develops through imagination and ends in creation of something new. Everyone thinks and ends in dreams. But very few people materialize their dreams. What it requires at the end is a will to act accordingly. Therefore creativity without action is futile.
Here are some tips, ideas and activities for your kids to develop a creative writing style.
Creative writing is best and easy way to make them think and grow. It will help express their personality and ideas. Writing is one of the most required skills essential for children of all ages to advance their career. Here are some tips and ideas that will help your kid in developing creative writing.
# Reading Books: Reading is the basic thing which can make your child a creative writer. You can read to them short stories, songs, poems that are suitable for your kid’s age and interests. The more they are exposed to books, the more they will be inspired which gradually help develop their creative writing skills.
# Children’s Play: Playwriting is a good way to encourage your kid’s creative writing skill. After a family get together or an outing, tell him to write something about his experience. You can also help him creating small plays from his imagination.
# Daily Journal: Help your child to keep a diary or journal and tell him to write down his own ideas, funny lines, little stories and his experiences. Try to find a time in each week to read what he has written and encourage him for his writing.
# Story Prompts: You can find out some pictures that featuring locations, characters, and key objects from different kids magazines. Encourage your kid to make a story based on a specific picture. You can use a picture book (without words) and tell your kid to try to write a story that depicted through pictures.
# Make a card or letter: You can inspire kids to write a letter to their favorite kid’s magazine. You can also ask your kid to make a card for someone in the house, even for his favorite pet. This will definitely be a fun experience for your kids and they would learn writing as a medium of communication.
# Word Games: You can make use of word games such as Boggle and Scrabble to build a strong vocabulary. These are also fun games and you can also find such games online.
Try to encourage a daily writing habit for your kids. It is the best way to boost your kid’s creative writing skills. Another important thing is to provide a right place and sufficient materials to make writing creative and interesting for your kid. You can provide him with a notebook, pencil, pen, erasers, writing papers and a kid’s dictionary.
Creative writing activities and ideas help your kid to improve vocabulary, writing fluency and creative thinking. It will also develop kid’s cognitive and communication skills. To develop their creative writing talents, children should have the freedom to select their own subjects and ideas of writing. Most of all, praise your kids for all their efforts.