Dear Diary: Here's Why Your Child Should Journal
Does your child have the write stuff? When it comes to rearing good writers, the secret lies in journaling. That's right. Diaries may seem like a thing of the past, but there's no denying the benefits of having you child keep a journal. For starters, journaling is a great way for your child to hone her written communications skills. From spelling to grammar to penmanship, it's sure to improve how your child writes tenfold. That in turn will be beneficial for her schoolwork. After all, practice does make perfect. Through journaling your child will have an outlet to express herself and put her feelings on paper. Ensure that your child knows that the journal is for her eyes only. Take your child to pick out her own personal journal. Maybe it will have a cool design or even a lock on it. The same goes for the pen - let her choose.