1. Talk to Your Child More Often
No one beats inspiration to write than your own stories to tell. Spend time sharing your day or storytelling to your kid and vice versa. Make your stories appeal to your child’s senses and imagination.
Do this tip as often as you can. After all, whether your kid pursues writing or not, time spent on your child is time well spent. He/she may not write something out of that sharing immediately. However, who knows? In a few years, you will read his/her article on kid’s first bus ride, with his/her, favorite parent.
2. Be the Sample
If you are not physically able to tell a story face-to-face, give your kid a call or better yet, write a letter about your experience. It takes some effort to keep your child posted like this.
To teach your kid how to write, be the sample. It does not matter whether it is a long article or a short one. Then, encourage your child to write back in return.
3. Reward Your Child For A Job Well Written
Give your child a small token for writing, like a cute pencil or eraser. Ask him/her to read it for you, too. Provide feedback and make small talks. Then encourage your child to write some more.
It pays to incorporate the rewards system when it comes to your child’s budding hobby. Nurture his/her talent, and make it a skill. Excellent writing skills may take your child a long way.
Also, give your child his/her own space to write. Decorate the space and make it conducive to thinking and imagination. Writers need inspiration, regardless of age.
4. Keep a Portfolio of Your Child’s Work
Amateur and professional writers keep track and create a portfolio of their works. Spend some time collating your child’s written pieces. Buy a scrapbook or a folder. Ask your child to help.
It would be best if you could be your child’s editor, too. Just remember not to overdo it. Writing takes years and years to practice. Starting early may help do the trick.