My daughter is a bit of a perfectionist. She won’t do many things until she gains internal confidence in her ability to do it reasonably well. Writing was always one area that she avoided. Lately, however, I noticed the change in her interest level and decided to use the opportunity to introduce writing prompts. I found this printable from a great site waddlee-ah-chaa and printed two copies of the book. Anna and I worked side-by-side in our books to turn shapes into something else. It was entertaining to see what her mind saw – a circle became “a tic-tac-heart” game, a square became “a person in a mask”, an oval became a cake, and a rectangle turned into “an envelope-house-trailer” (on wheels). Then both books went into “a mail truck” – we have a storage box on wheels that Anna loves to use in her games – and were delivered to papa. At some point I asked Anna to write a letter to me and deliver it. She was working quite hard on hers and asked me not to peek. I think I am going to keep this letter for a while, and I hope that her desire to put her thoughts on paper will start taking off.
I am linking this to Writer’s World hosted by Giggles and Crayons