Coming up with fun, creative writing exercises can sometimes be a chore. Sure we can come up with a myriad of ideas, but our children usually hate them or grow bored quickly. If you are looking for an exciting way to encourage creative writing, might I make a suggestion?
The ideas over at Dante’s Wardrobe will fulfill much of what you would want in a creative writing course! It is much more than just writing exercises; it is a writing adventure. With the thoughtful and detailed tips Ms. Ledeaux provides, you too can join in the fun.
Using the ideas listed at Dante’s Wardrobe, your family can create their own “characters” and then interact with others via post. There are various activities that can help you get the most out of your experience; creating your own mailboxes and your own letterhead are just a few.
Creative writing is an important part of learning. Suzanne Alicie over at eHow Mom, explains the importance of creative writing. For example, it encourages imagination, teaches discipline and persuasiveness, and aids grammar skills.
Do you have a special way to encourage creative writing? What does your family write about?