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How to increase my kids interest in writing

Nirav Patel
7 to 11 years

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Updated on Jul 07, 2015

I have a son aged 10 years, studying in class 5 of regular school.   Somehow, he doesn't like to write at all. He likes to read but not able to write well. His handwritings are so bad that most of the time you can't even read what he has written in his notebooks. He mis-spelled a lot and hence loose the marks in exams. He is quite slow in writing as well.     Can anyone please suggest the activities I can have my kid involve to address these issues? Any help will be highly appreciated.  

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Nirav Patel

| Jul 07, 2015

Thank you so much Carol, Nikita, and Meenu. I am really appreciate all your replies. He never liked to write much and we have always been concerned about that. I won't lie, but we always have forced him to write in good handwriting. As he is now in higher class, it concerns me much more. And I think due to our continues nagging about the handwriting, he might be loosing interest for writing. But on the other hand, he miss the things in classroom because he is way too slow in writing. There isn't any issue of transition between print letter to cursive, as his school only taught cursive writing since KG.

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Nikita

| Jul 07, 2015

Nirav Patel, if his handwriting is concerning you so much, i suggest you seek help from his school teachers also. Ask them what you can do. On your part, motivate him to do his best. when he does his homework, don't rush him to complete it, instead tell him to do it slowly but focussing on writing also. for a page well done and written well, reward him. Make it an ongoing process. Get him to write daily things too--a greeting card, grocery list, a to-do list. maybe this will help him.

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Meenu

| Jul 07, 2015

Nirav Patel, was he always so uninterested in writing or is it something he has developed recently. Maybe you need to have a cool and patient talk to him... don't stress him but just try and understand him and in return show your support to him. Try and figure out what is the reason, he doesn't like to write? About poor handwriting, sit with him patiently and try and get him to write--give him good quality stationery and pens etc if need be... but most importantly, do not force him or pressurize yourself.

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