We are many zeroes away from achieving our goal of one billion child readers. But many schools are putting up remarkable performances. The fervour with which some children are taking to books and reading is truly heartwarming to witness. Some schools have also reported that many of their children have started to write!
It is very common for children who love reading to try their hand at writing. Books and stories start to amaze them and they want to see if they can make something so great! And many of them succeed in creating exceptional pieces of writing. There are many reasons why this interest in writing should be encouraged and groomed. The ability to write can be highly beneficial from an academic and professional point of view.
Ability to Articulate:
Writing teaches children to effectively communicate their thoughts. Putting your thoughts into words is a crucial skill that is required to succeed in any academic or professional environment. If your children cannot express their ideas properly, then they are as good as wasted. Writing teaches your child’s brain to express their innermost thoughts in ways other people can understand. It’ll also teach them to express themselves in ways to get people to listen and pay attention. This very useful skill can be transferred to other arenas of their lives.
A Record of Your Work:
Your child’s pieces of writing, be it a story, poem or a work of nonfiction, is a sort of portfolio of their work. Maintaining this collection becomes a useful account of their skills and passions as they grow older and try to make a career for themselves. Apart from being a source of nostalgia, these pieces can also be used to trace the progress in your child’s writing and linguistic skills.
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Writing Requires Knowledge:
Writing will boost knowledge because it requires knowledge. Good writing requires a lot of research. As a consequence, any written assignment or any serious fictional writing will help your child gain a lot of knowledge and information. And you know as well as I do that knowledge is wealth!
Boosts Creativity and Imagination:
While all of us are naturally creative, a certain level of cognitive exercise is needed to make sure that this creativity does not go stale. Writing can be such a form of cognitive exercise. Writing activates the frontal cortex of your brain which is often viewed as the seat of creativity. Writing frequently will boost your child’s brain to produce more novel, creative ideas. It’ll essentially groom your child to think better and produce better content.