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04/14/2015
Creative writing is an important skill to learn that helps your child develop reading and communication skills as well. The educators here at The Tutoring Center in West Caldwell, New Jersey, would like to share a few simple tips to help you enhance your child's education in the art of creative writing.

Reading to Your Child

Long before your child begins to write, he can learn to appreciate the structure of a story by listening to you, a sibling, or any other family member read or tell a story out loud. Not only can you read story books, you can also read informative texts on something that your child may be interested in.

Schedule Time

Making time to read to your child is just as important as making time to help your child practice writing. Though you may not get a chance to practice writing with her every single day, make sure that you set aside time at least two days a week to practice fun writing activities.

Writing Together

Your child doesn’t always have to write by herself. You or an older sibling can take turns writing the sentences of a story or you can research together on a topic that interests your child. You can compile the information you’ve found and write it out in a fun and informative way. 

Word Games

vocabulary and spelling is a vital part of creative writing. Games that enhance these skills are fun as well as educational. Crossword puzzles, word searches, and fill in the blank stories  are all great options. Try finding word games you can play as a family. 

Make Her an Author!

Create or have a professional printer create a bound book out of some of your child’s stories and illustrations. You can make one continual book with one story or theme, or make it portfolio style with a variety of writing. Get creative and remember that this book will not only be a great keepsake but it will also be a way to show your child you are proud of what she has accomplished.

Tutoring in West Caldwell

While your child is taking time to practice creative writing skills, you could also introduce the art of non-fiction journal writing. You may discover that she has the talent for writing, but tends to struggle with other skills or subjects. If you feel your child could benefit from a little extra help, keep in mind that The Tutoring Center can provide expert tutoring for your child in a number of academic areas. Call (862) 210-8600 for more information.

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