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Six ways to encourage young writers

Follow these suggestions to encourage your child's budding writing skills.

What worked: Creative learning tips for preschool through first grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

Your kindergartner and writing under the Common Core Standards

Writing goes from zero to 60 in kindergarten, from tracing the ABCs and culminating in higher level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete thoughts.

Name Puzzle

How you can help at home: Have your child make a personalized puzzle to help her spell her name.

Explore Your Neighborhood

How you can help at home: Walk around your neighborhood with your child and take notes on what you see.

The Right Shoes to Get Your Child Moving

How you can help at home: Shoes designed to move help kids develop coordination, which is crucial to development.

Create a Personalized Placemat

How you can help at home: Make placemats to help your child build reading and writing skills.

Living Things and Nonliving Objects

How you can help at home: Have your child find living things and nonliving objects.

Eric Carle Collage

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a collage with tissue paper and paint.

Make an Alphabet Book

How you can help at home: Have your child create a personalized alphabet book.

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