Today’s post is written by Andrea Bergstein. Andrea has a business degree and has worked in the Marketing field for over 20 years with such well known companies as Mattel Toys, Nelvana Animation, Dannon, Motts, Timex, M&M Mars, and Campbell’s Soup.
A few years ago, inspired by her daughters who were writing story after story and asking for help getting them published, Andrea started a website called Scribblitt which provides tools to help kids create and publish their very own store quality, hard cover books.
Explore Scribblitt’s writing tools, illustration tool, Celebrity Author interviews and writing contests, and introduce Scribblitt to your child today.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR KIDS TO WRITE?
by Andrea Bergstein
Statistics show that reading helps develop your writing skills, but writing helps develop your cognitive growth, organizational abilities, and the power to influence others through persuasion. In short, writing powers the brain.
Studies show that children who practice creative writing more often are generally better in other subjects, too, like math, science and languages. Challenging themselves to come up with creative thoughts and to problem solve builds the confidence and discipline they need to succeed in all areas of life.
There are many benefits to creative writing that will help your children.
Imagination And Creativity Creative writing encourages kids to exercise their creative minds and practice using their imaginations. It improves their ability to come up with alternatives. This broadens their thought processes, which can lead to success in many areas, including problem solving and analysis.
Self-Expression Children often have difficulty understanding and expressing how they feel. Through writing, children have a safe place to explore, and this can be a highly beneficial tool for expressing their feelings.
Self-Confidence Writing gives children more opportunity to assert themselves and their opinions and develop their “voice”. These developments can really strengthen their self-confidence.
Communication and Persuasion Skills A well-written piece involves a lot of thought, planning, organization and use of language to get a point across. What great practice for kids at laying out their thoughts and trying to clearly convince someone of their point of view.
Creativity seems to diminish as we get older. Those crazy stories of fairy tale princesses battling ferocious dragons to save the town later turns into business prose. So, encourage your children to write, to be creative, to use their imagination, and praise them when they do. Build their confidence to clearly communicate their point of view, their thoughts, and their feelings. Then think about publishing those precious stories to read over and over again, and hold onto childhood just a little longer.
Thank you Andrea! You've given lots of great reasons to write. So let’s get writing!