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How to Get Kids to Love Writing

Published on 15th June 2020 by Tessa Robinson


Getting your kid interested in wordsmithing from an early age gives your child the opportunity to advance in a series of interesting and positive directions, mainly propelling its communication skills. A skilled writer can turn a simple sentence into an amazing story, which is a useful trade no matter which profession you’re in. Writing enhances the ability to keep track of details, as well as planning skills, time management, and creativity more than anything.

Like any other skill, writing requires dedication and practice that will lead to self-improvement, the importance of which young ones don’t comprehend as adults so occasionally parents need to cultivate the love for the written word. We did some research and came up with some interesting ideas that could help your kid fall in love with scribbling.

Everybody needs a role model

Kids look up to grownups; it starts within the family and as their social circle builds up over time kids get more examples to look up to. It’s important to create a positive example that your kid can relate to writing. Talk to your children about famous writers and the importance of their work. Tell your children how generations consider certain writers their heroes and how interesting their lives were because of what they did for a living.

The more you open the world of writing to your kid, the more chances to find the spark that will ignite their flame for the writing craft. Countless inspirational writers, articles, and books changed the lives of millions for the better.

Try to read more essays with kids

Before World War Two, essays and short novels were the dominant literary form, and the audience then had a wide pool of talented essayists and short story writers even among college students. However, after the burst of industrial development and the literation of the general population, paper became cheaper, and more authors were able to write more voluminous titles.

Students often struggle with essays in high school and college because they lack literary experience in most cases. Academic writing requires eloquence and strong research abilities, clever structuring technique, and impeccable spelling and grammar. However, reading already published essays in printed form or on Samplius and other platforms helps the children to get acquainted with proper essay writing methods. Reading a short discussion on topics that relate to your child is a good way to help your kid want more. Reading essays to your kids can help them become better writers and speakers.

Practice cursive writing

Software and hardware keyboards all but destroyed handwriting as a skill and voice messaging just made the situation worst when it comes to kids’ writing habits. Nevertheless, introducing your kid to charms of calligraphy simply through cursive scriptwriting and showing them the artistic value of fine handwriting can create a strong bond between your kid and writing as an artistic category.

Try to motivate your kid to keep improving its cursive writing and let your child in on typography and all the different styles that your kid could look upon or use for inspiration. Your child will enjoy trying to form perfect symbols and the more time it spends thinking about writing it will understand the full span of beauty that exists in writing. National handwriting contests that gather students with skills that include a broad vocabulary, clever wording, strong grammar, and a sense for aesthetics are an amazing growth opportunity for your kid that could make it firmly attached to writing.

More essay examples

Although essays have a simple basic structure that consists of an introduction, body, and a conclusion some topics require more specificity in the presentation of the arguments and a thorough approach that includes a substantial amount of diversely arranged side notes and subheadings.

Personal writing style allows us to handle unfamiliar topics as easily as those we’re passionate about. Students cope with challenging essay topics by browsing through WritingBros or some other essay sample platform that could provide already published material on a related topic. This way students draw inspiration and get a clearer vision of how they should approach their assignment.

The sooner your kid gets in touch with the diversity of writing styles and their respective advantages, the sooner it will try to discover personal writing style.

Set personal example

For a child to get interested in writing, the kid needs to see their parents write and use pencils during the day. Include your kid in your writing process, try to discuss ideas with your kid to develop its creativity and imagination. Start a game where the winner writes the most interesting ideas or comments on certain ideas.

If you set a personal example and include your child from the start it’s important not to pressure your kid into writing. Forcing your children to do anything will turn into rebellion in one moment and animosity for something that your child could fall in love with at its pace, in the manner and for the purpose that fits their vision and not your idea of what they should be interested in.


Getting a kid, or anyone else for that matter, into becoming infatuated with anything is a challenging task and requires dedicated attention to your child’s responses, patience to understand your kid’s point of view, and not attempt to apply your construct. As long as writing spurs positive emotion with your kid, there’s a great chance it will be no strange to wordsmithing.

Author Bio:

James Collins is a freelance content writer engaged with several online publishers. James creates informative content that provides actionable pieces of advice that are relatable to the audience. He aims to bring practical value into the everyday lives of his readers.

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