Writing is one of the most important academic skills you can teach your children. Writing is a skill level above reading, as it requires you to process a thought and put it on paper.
“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is a whole different experience than the world we see. I just launched a new site Enjoy Utah Jr, where children are encouraged to write about the world around them, and share it for other children to read. For more information, and details on how to submit your child’s writing, visit the Enjoy Utah Jr page.
This is a great project for Spring break, Summer vacations, and Summer boredom busters. While you are out and about, encourage your child to take pictures, draw pictures, and write about the world around them.
Encouraging children to write can open up a whole new world for them. Writing daily in a journal about their life and experiences is a great way for them to look back on what they have done in their lives. I was encouraged by my parents beginning at eight years old to write daily in a journal, and following their advice has enriched my life in more ways than one. It’s fun to open up my childhood journals and read them to my children who are now the age that I was when I wrote those entries.
More fun educational activities to do with your kids:
- Ogden Nature Center’s 2012 Birdhouse Contest
- Waterfall Hikes In Utah
- Learn about native Utah animal tracks at the new City Creek Center
- Learn about the universe for FREE at Clark Planetarium
- Sandy Museum
- Tour the Utah State Capitol
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