Though writing can seem like an easy at-home practice because it requires less structure, families can get stuck trying to find a topic that their child is willing to sit down and write about thoughtfully. You can write about anything, but how do you get your child on board?
Our first suggestion to getting your child to write is having them diary, or write about their day. The effort will not then be focusing on content but will allow the child to practice conventions (grammar, punctuation, capitalization). You can also have them write a letter to a family member or loved one. If this doesn’t interest your child, I highly recommend Rory’s Story Cubes. They are sold online and come in many different varieties
How do they work?
The sets come with a number of dice and on all faces of each die there are different pictures. Roll as many or as few as you'd like (we suggest 3 to get started) and make up a story using those images. They are very straightforward and they get your child's creative juices flowing!