Creative Writing

 

 

Creative Writing plays an important role in a child's literacy development and most children have the natural interest in writing, an inherent need to express themselves in words.

 

Whether your child is just learning to read or in middle school, it’s never too early or too late to help them become a more creative writer.


Encouraging children to write a story of their very own can give them an enormous confidence boost, as well as help them consolidate their literacy learning by putting their phonics, grammar and reading skills into practice.

 

 

 

Tompkins (1982) suggests seven (7) reasons why children should write stories (these reasons, of course, also apply to writing poetry):

  • to entertain
  • to foster artistic expression
  • to explore the functions and values of writing
  • to stimulate imagination
  • to clarify thinking
  • to search for identity
  • to learn to read and write

 

With these compelling reasons in mind, it is hard to justify not making creative writing an important part of the developmental stage of every child.

While writing certainly should be enjoyable, and children should have opportunities to choose their own subjects and methods of writing, the importance of creative writing in developing children's cognitive and communication skills cannot be underestimated (Tompkins, 1982).

 

At Creative Holiday, we teach children the fun and creative aspects of writing.

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Creative Holiday recognizes creative thinking, critical thinking, and problem solving as essential skills required for the development of any society in the 21st century. We believe in investing in our children's future, a future where many of them will be self-reliant, problem solvers and job providers rather than being job seekers and problems to the society.donate PNG36

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Creative Holiday seeks to promote societal development by empowering the African child with Creative Arts Skills, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Skills, and Soft Skills that are essential for life's success, which also forms part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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