It takes practice to write well. Consider establishing a writing “ritual” for your family. Pick a special time period—perhaps the duration of summer vacation. Get everyone a notebook (a thin one won’t overwhelm your child). Choose a regular time of day you’ll all write and stick with it. You can help your child get started by letting him pick a family photo or magazine picture to write a story about.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Put some structure in your summer schedule
Kids love summer. It’s a time when life is more relaxed. But they still need some structure to their day. Otherwise, they may spend day after day watching TV or playing on their electronic devices. Sit down as a family and draw up a schedule. Include large blocks of time for play. Also include reading time. Build in time for chores, too. And although you may relax rules on bedtime, don’t give them up altogether.