Three Reasons Why It Is Essential For Kids To Develop Strong Creative Writing Skills

As parents, we want our children to succeed in life. We want them to grow up and do amazing things. Writing helps children learn how to express their thoughts and emotions better. In this post, I will talk about three reasons why it is essential for kids to develop strong creative writing skills. I will also give you a free fourteen-day creative writing workbook designed specifically for children ages six to eight!

Creative Writing Boosts Self-Confidence

Many children get frustrated when they are learning how to write. It can be challenging for little hands to write neatly, and developing brains often struggle with letter spacing. Like most other skills, writing improves with practice. Creative writing is a fun way to get that practice in. Children can put words together in a creative way but still use all the writing skills and techniques they’ve been learning in school. You can download the file below for a packet with fourteen days worth of writing prompts. Their self-confidence will soar as they show off their finished writing pieces.

Creative Writing Enhances Language Development and Academic Skills

Through creative writing, children learn to comprehend language in a way that improves writing and reading as well as speaking and social skills. Creative writing enhances language arts skills and can even improve children’s grades in other classes. It helps them develop grammar skills, sentence structure, and vocabulary in a low-pressure way.
Creative Writing Promotes Problem-Solving And Critical Thinking Skills

Creative writing focuses on the expression of thoughts and ideas but still requires structure. Children will need to put thought and sometimes even research into their creative writing to make it meaningful. As children learn to develop settings and plots for their stories, they will also improve at problem-solving in other areas of their lives. Creative writing exercises, like the ones in the free printable available as part of this post, help children focus on plots, solutions to characters’ problems, and character development. These things all boost the development and growth of critical thinking skills.

Creative writing has great educational value for children of all ages. It’s a way for kids to express themselves while also putting their critical thinking skills to work. Creative writing is an excellent way for small children to learn how to put their thoughts onto paper. If your child enjoys this creative writing workbook, please consider sending in a dollar or two to go towards running and maintaining this website.
I’d love to hear from you! Did you enjoy creative writing as a child? What things do you do with your little ones to boost their writing skills?
If you print out the free workbook, don’t forget to let me know if your child enjoyed it!

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19 responses to “Three Reasons Why It Is Essential For Kids To Develop Strong Creative Writing Skills”

  1. This is such a great post! It is so important for kids to keep up their writing skills, it is a great way for them to communicate and be creative.

  2. These are all great reasons why kids need to develop creative writing skills. It’s so important. Not only does it really help practice with organization of thoughts but it’s also therapeutic.

    Maureen |

    1. It can be so therapeutic! My daughter is newly six, so it the lower age range for this printable, but she is having fun with it!

  3. I really love this. I’ve always been a fan of imparting a joy of reading and writing to kids. Both of them open up so many creativew worlds

  4. My oldest son has dysgraphia so writing is very difficult for him. I’ll have to try this to see if it will help him with new ideas.

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    Whitney Stewart

    This is great! Not enough students understand the importance or basing writing and reading skills. It’s a crying shame and something that can’t go unresolved. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Olga Vinogradova Avatar
    Olga Vinogradova

    It is cool journal even for adults too who like self-reflection. You gave me some great ideas to try with my son.

    1. I’m going to make one that is a little more adult oriented in the future!

  7. Very interesting.

  8. I fondly remember my creative writing classes. I struggled in other subjects – but found writing to just click. It’s such an important skill! Great post!

    1. Writing was always my favorite part of school as well!

  9. I totally agree, as a child my mother really encouraged me to write my heart out, buying me my own journal with a lock as well as a homemade book publishing set. I remember the feeling of awe as I sent my own illustrated book called ‘My Family’ to the publishing company via mail and getting back a hardcover book that I wrote!

  10. I’m always trying to find ways to help encourage mine to be more creative when writing. We are hoping to try and get good grades. The printable will come in useful for my son. Might give that a go over half term. Wish me luck x

  11. Ah yes! Creative writings is very educational in a way that it shows the multiple ways you can jot down what’s on your mind.

  12. Wow! This is such a great article for our kids! This creative writing is great for our kids, they will learn to express themselves in the form of writing! Totally love it!

  13. This topic is of my liking completely and I support your views. Creative writing is a lifeskill for today’s kids.

  14. This is really fun. I have downloaded the freebie, Thank you so much. My daughter would love this.

    1. I hope she has a great time with it!

  15. I’m a content creator and creative writing is truly a great skill for me.

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