Writing at home
Welcome to our Writing Page. It is in the initial stages and will be updated and improved. It is a place where you can find information and resources, as well as other websites to support your child at home with learning to write.
The easiest way to support your child(ren)’s writing at home is by providing them with authentic situations for them to write. This could include writing shopping lists, emails or letters to friends and family or starting a diary to capture everyday life.
Talk to your child about what you are writing – let them see you making lists, writing emails, filling in forms
Keep envelopes, banking slips, forms you don’t need so that your child can do their own ‘grown up’ writing
Display your child’s writing where others can admire and read it
Play with words. Find and discuss interesting new words – this can help increase the words your child uses when they write – look words up in the dictionary or on the Internet or talk to family and whānau members to learn the whakapapa (origins) of the words.
Here's a tip - be a great role model. Show your child that you write for all sorts of reasons. Let them see you enjoying writing. You can use your first language – this helps your child’s learning, too!
John Spencer - a motivating writing prompt!