Is There A Connection Between Reading And Writing For Children
Did you know that reading and writing support each other? Learn the connection between reading and writing for children and how to use it to your child’s advantage. You’ll find out that the more your child does one, the better he will be at both.
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What You Need
- Pencils, crayons or markers
- Square baking pan
- Writing paper
- Cardboard or heavy paper
- Construction paper
- Safety scissors
- Yarn or ribbon
What To Do
- Write with your child. Talk with him about your writing so that he begins to understand that writing means something and has many uses.
- Hang a family message board in the kitchen. Offer to write notes there for your child. Be sure that he finds notes left there for him.
- Help your child write notes or e-mails to relatives and friends to thank them for gifts or to share his thoughts. Encourage the relatives and friends to answer your child.
- As your child gets older, he can begin to write you longer stories. Ask questions that will help him organize the stories. Answer questions about spelling.
- Help your child to turn his writing into books. Paste his drawings and writings on pieces of construction paper. For each book, have him make a cover out of heavier paper or cardboard, then add special art, a title and his name as author. Punch holes in the pages and cover and bind the book together with yarn or ribbon