Sunday, 29 January 2012

What makes a young child want to write?


Justin Bieber???  Yes, this is what HB drew last night.  It's her and Justin Bieber.  I do not know why she likes him or how she knows of him but she does.  I'm hoping she will grow out of it, but at the moment it is helping her learning to write so does it really matter?  I love the way she's persisting with those e's that used to make her so angry and all off her own back!  Wonderful stuff!

I remember with C she just loved writing, she would write and write in the same way as N and HB would draw and draw!  It was just her thing I suppose the same as it's HB's thing to be more practical, well she is so far.  What made N write at four?  Not much; writing her name in a card and that's about it.  She would much rather draw and I thought of it as not a problem: it was still strengthening her hand after all.  Her writing is now the neatest out of all mine so far, not that I would mention that to them.  I'm so glad I took the no stress approach there!

What makes your young children want to write??  Feel free to comment...

Well, on a slightly different note, I feel completely drained from yesterday's goings on though.  I'm trying not to go over it too much in my head, I do tend to over analysis!  I put on Bruno Mars' Lazy song on first thing this morning, as I thought it apt to how I'm feeling.  I'm just taking it easy today and trying to ignore all the housework that I really should get done in hope that the back will be kind to me this afternoon.  I was meant to be meeting a friend this afternoon, but she's not been in touch so lazy I can do!

I have revised this post as earlier on today I think I must have been a little stressed.  It always shows in my reading and written work.  Something I will always live with I suppose.  At least when I am not so stressed I can correct it.  A problem my C never has I'm pleased to say.

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  1. In my sons case nothing, he dislikes writing, he's okay with drawing but writing is generally very stressful for him, he can spell and read really well, just doesn't like putting it on paper, my daughter on the other hand loves to write, she's 3 and doesn't really write that well but she's enthusiastic :-)

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    1. I love that siblings can be so different! We are all made for different things I suppose. HB doesn't write half as much as her older sisters did when they were her age, but she's typing much more than they did and has memorised most of our computer passwords already!

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  2. I bought my daughter a little diary at her request so she could write down people's birthdays, planned day trips etc. For her writing has to have a practical purpose which seems about right to me when I think about it!

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    1. I think that's very true. My girls write letters to their great nan and love it but ask them to do it as if they're writing to some fictional character and they'll have none of it!

      A diary is a great idea! :) xxx

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