As your child learns to write, their stories may not always make sense to others. Help their writing flow logically with these tips:
- Even if your child is too young to write words or sentences, they can still tell you stories. As they describe a something that happened during their school day or something funny they saw, jot down their tale. This way they practice retelling events in a logical order, which can help when they begin to put their thoughts and ideas down on paper themselves.
- Let your child read their stories to you. Ask questions to encourage them to add information (“What did you do with your friends at recess?”) or to clear up a confusing part (“Who said ‘Let’s go home’ – you or your brother?”)