IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVE WRITING

In CHILDLINK, elementary students are encouraged to write.

Statistics show that while reading helps develop your writing skills, writing helps develop your cognitive growth, organizational abilities, and the power to influence others through persuasion. In short, writing powers the brain.

Studies also show that children who practice creative writing more often are generally better in other subjects too like Math, Science, and Languages. Through writing, they will also be able to come up with creative ideas like composing their own poems, stories, songs and music videos. Challenging themselves to come up with creative thoughts builds the confidence and discipline students need to succeed in all areas of life.

Here's a re-upload of our music video! Everyone suggested we re-upload this without the watermark so here it is. I hope everyone likes it! Title: Happiness in a BoxBy: Team BearP. S. We won 'Best Music Video' (yay!) P. P. S. Thank you Andrea for helping out (she has no fb)

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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 then 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 at a kid-friendly site and hold onto childhood just a little longer.

Source: https://www.scribblitt.com/pressroom/article/2017/feb/23/4-benefits-creative-writing-help-your-children/

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