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How can I get my kids to write? Ages 6 & 8
by patnic
June 16, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Hi there,

I'm not a full-time homeschooling mom yet, but I see it in my future.  I am doing some homeschooling this summer, just to get our feet wet.

We need to work on writing, not the act of printing, but writing sentences, their own sentences, very short stories, etc.  They are just not into it.  It is like pulling teeth. When I google "how to write", I get results back on handwriting, printing, etc.   So does anyone have ideas or websites or worksheets on instructing kids on writing?

Thank you.


  • Precious333
    June 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM
    8 yrs old is the earliest i would start introducing writing. We like iew
    Before then i would just have them.copy sentences.
  • patnic
    by patnic
    June 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM
    Thank you for all the great ideas!
  • LongBeachLiz
    June 21, 2013 at 10:12 PM
    My daughter likes sticker stories. The top is blank and you give them a few stickers (themesare good and not too many). Then they color the scene.

    From that they create a story. Either describe the scene or what is happening. They can elaborate and make it a whole story as they get more creative.

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