Handwriting is not my strong point. I would like to write personal thank you notes, but to be honest, I’m embarrassed. My 7-yr-old has better handwriting than I do!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bic. The opinions and text are all mine.
I don’t know why I didn’t place an importance on handwriting when I was a child, but I wish someone would have inspired me. It would make filling out forms, writing letters, and even applying for jobs a lot easier. That’s why I’ve joined BIC’s Pledge to Save Handwriting by encouraging the act of handwriting in my home. Here are 3 ways I encourage my children to write!
3 Ways to Encourage Children to Write
Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity! It engages 14 different abilities, so why wouldn’t you want to encourage your kids to do it? Some experts recommend at least 15 minutes of handwriting instruction a day. Make it fun by trying some of these activities.
1. The Personal Notebook
Having a special notebook your child can write whatever they want to in definitely boosts their will to write.
Give it extra meaning by naming it their , “Things I Like Notebook” or “What I want to be Notebook”, Maybe even “Questions and Answers Journal”. Choose a name that really sparks an interest in your child and also turns it into a keepsake later on.
2. Make it Easy for Them
We have an ample supply of writing materials and art supplies to help our children draw and create whenever they feel inspired to. They also have places to display it too, but the easiest way that I’ve found to encourage my children to write is to compliment their work. It makes them want to do more!
3. Word Art
A fun activity my daughter likes to do weaves words and art together! Her first project was to trace her hand and then write about herself, tracing the outline with words instead of just lines.
This project she can work on for several days and add little things to it as she thinks about them. She’s really excited about what it looks like so far!
Next she tried a nature scene with a story woven into the drawing. I LOVE it and will be hanging it up in her room when she is finished.
How about you? Will you Join BIC’s mission to save handwriting? Show kids how awesome writing can be, how awesome they can be and enter to win a $1200 BIC prize pack. No Purch Nec., U.S. only, 18+. Ends 09/14/15. For details and full rules visit www.BICFightForYourWrite.com.