Tips to Support your Child’s
• Read to your child every day. This could be
throughout the day, or at night before your child goes to bed.
Have your child read aloud to you at least once a day.
Interact with your child and their favorite book for 15min. every
day by asking your child questions about what they are reading.
Let your child’s imagination wander. Set a timer for 20 min.
and have your child write a story, poem, letter, etc. about whatever
they choose. As they are writing you may also write too. After
the timer goes off read your writing to your child and have your
child read their writing to you.
You may also want to have a writing party. During this gathering
your child and friends will take time to write about a certain
subject such as, “The Greatest Day of My Life.” Let
children think and talk about this topic and then they can write
about it. To make this event extra special you can give children
a wonderful pencil with the Junior Writers Foundation logo to write
with. After all children are finished have each child give their
to a friend to read aloud. Having someone else read your writing
aloud to you really helps you to listen for what may be missing
in your writing. Children love to read each other’s writing.
After children listen to the writing they can go back and revise
(change or add anything to their writing) and proofread (change
any grammatical things that are necessary).
• A great way
to boost your child's self esteem is through writing and becoming
published. The Junior Writers Foundation can help to make this