Why should you encourage your child to take up creative writing?

by | Mar 11, 2019

Creating writing as a holistic approach to education and wellbeing.

Why you should encourage your child to take up vcreative writing - Nikki Young

Creative writing is a great way to inspire a child’s imagination. It is about much more than just improving English skills. Being able to write creatively helps children become better communicators, giving them the skills to be able to express their thoughts. This is a valuable and transferable life skill.

Our children are growing up in a digital world, yes, there is no doubt about that. Think of all the technology that exists now that has been created since you were at school and the jobs that weren’t even invented back then.

As cliched as this sounds, the sky really is the limit for young people in terms of the potential opportunities that are out there. Critical thinkers and creatives will be the game changers of the future. These are the people who can think for themselves, ask questions, solve problems and believe in themselves enough to trust their instincts and go with them. Not only that, they can communicate their ideas with others.

Nurturing our children’s creativity beyond the strict constraints of the education system has never been so important.

It’s not about how good you are at writing, it’s about being able to recognise the freedom being able to write creatively gives you. Everyone has a story to tell and should be given the opportunity to tell it, without judgement or fear. Creative writing gives young people a voice in a way that is not always possible in today’s competitive world. This, in itself, highlights creative writing as an important tool for wellbeing.

At Storymakers, we focus on giving children a voice and encouraging them to tell their story. We discuss ideas as a group, but we also challenge them to think for themselves. Our aim is to help children appreciate the importance of creative writing as a form of self-expression. If you would like to know more, please visit the Storymakers website.


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