Why I Ask My 6-Year-Old Son To Write Something Every Day

Posted by Neha Kamlesh in Education, My Story
February 16, 2017

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

One day, my six-year-old came to me and asked, “Mommy, what are you doing?

I said, “I am writing.

He took a paper out and started writing.

After a while, I asked, “What are you doing?

He said: “I am writing.

What are you writing,” my next question was obvious.

He said, “I am writing a story.

Good! Keep it up,” I told him.

That day onward, I often ask my son to write whatever he wants. It can rhyme like a poem or could just be words from his own imagination. It could be anything, like an animal he likes, a cartoon character, star or moon or aliens, what’s the fun about visiting a place and so on.

Sometimes, I let him choose his own topic. He loves to do it. When he finishes, I tell him to correct his spellings and write it in good handwriting on a new page. Writing helps him express his feelings and to play with words. It increases his vocabulary and improves his handwriting too. I also tell him to draw illustrations for what he has written. Drawing keeps him interested. His artwork makes him happy and it becomes a memory to cherish.

Writing is knowing and growing.

Writing is learning. It expands the imagination.

We talk a lot about the importance of reading. Writing is equally important. Reading is a way to know the world and its hidden knowledge. Reading should be a part of everyday activity for us and our kids. When you read, you learn and to write it in your way will grow your imagination and skill to express. Children should write every day. Writing is an essential skill for success in academics. Writing is a way to be open with your thoughts and feelings. This is how we can share our knowledge with the world.

Writing helps the brain in exploring more words. It helps you to express your feelings. It gives you the opportunity to be in memories of many. I can’t imagine the world if there are no books.

Let us open the door for your little ones to writing. You can start as early as your kids start writing. Keep them motivated with new words, colourful pencils and different writing pads.

Writing helps children express their feelings and thoughts on their own. It makes them self-reliant. It’s not about how good you are in literature. The writing could be in a conversational way. Believe me, when our children grow up, they will thank us for encouraging this good habit in them.

So now it’s your turn to seek greater ways for you and your children to write. Be ready to explore and write about the mysteries of the universe.

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