How do I get my daughter to like to write she reads very well love to read but write no

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Cari - posted on 01/17/2009

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I'm a Montessori pre-school, kindergarten teacher and the philosophy that I was taught was to never force a child to write. My eldest was in kindergarten and wasn't writing, but her teacher and I did not force the issue and by the middle of the year she loved and wanted to write on her own. Since she is eight and now has to write I would start by trying to make it fun and interesting for her. Have her start by writing a story that she comes up with on her own. She loves to read so have her write about the book she is reading. Tell her that you want to read about what the book is about. Let her draw and be creative. I hope this helps.

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I think the key to getting kids to do most things is to make it fun. I am a writer, so my kids see me writing all the time, but my 6 year old would easily get frustrated when he tried to write and didn't get it perfect. What I did was buy them fun little journals for them to write in and my son has a story book where he draws a picture first and then writes a short line or two story about the picture. My other child is only 4, but she has caught on as well and has her own writing book. We make it a family thing, something we all sit down and do together and share what we write. It's not full proof, but that's what has worked with my little ones.

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Consider writing with her.  Kids who see their own parents writing are much more likely to choose writing as a task they do of their own volition.  Go to a coffee shop where each of you can do your own writing.  Share your writing.   Do things together and write notes back and forth about what you loved.  Leave her notes in spots that surprise her telling her how fabulous she is.  Invite her to leave her own notes for people she thinks are fabulous.  Give her "special paper" or a "special pencil" that will give her pleasure when writing.  And talk to her... 3rd graders who don't write have a reason for not writing. 



 



Good luck!

Fadilah - posted on 01/17/2009

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she just do not want to . Yes she holds it properly. In pre school she may have been forced to write.

Cari - posted on 01/17/2009

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Why doesn't she like to write? Is it hard for her? Is she holding the pencil properly? Does she have difficulty writing the letters? Was she forced to write at a young age?

Fadilah - posted on 01/17/2009

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She is eight years old. I all types of writing books she will do it if I put her to do . In class the teacher has problems to get her to do all the writing

Rachel - posted on 01/17/2009

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Quoting Fadilah:

How do I get my daughter to like to write she reads very well love to read but write no



you can buy special books from any good supermarket or book store and it encourages them to write- if they do it correct you can reward them with little stars,i then used to buy my son a gift when he had finished the book








 

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