Basic Skills
Writing Suggestions for Working with your Child at Home

Make writing a part of your everyday routine, too!  Here are some ways to write for fun. All of these activities show how writing is important and useful.  Reading what has been written also increases reading skills!

1.  Leave notes for your children.  Encourage them to write notes back to you.

2.  Encourage your children to write letters or e-mail to friends and relatives. 

3.  Have your child help you write out the grocery list.

4.  Set up a daily or weekly calendar.  Have your children write down upcoming family and school events.

5.  Have your child create special menus for dinner.