By Mary Leonhardt
Strong writing talents are crucial for achievement at school, collage, and at the activity. In ninety nine how you can Get young ones to like Writing, educator Mary Leonhardt offers mom and dad with functional, easy-to-follow the way to train their young ones the basics of writing and make it enjoyable for them even as.
Here are only some of her nuggets of advice:
¸ regularly be encouraging approximately your kid's writing.
¸ don't be concerned approximately educating grammar to teenagers once they are only commencing to write. such a lot grammar wisdom is bought instead of at once learned.
¸ offer lots of writing material.
¸ inspire your preschool young ones to dictate tales to you.
Leonhardt follows up with 10 effortless how one can educate Them Grammar, crucial instruments for all budding writers.
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99 Ways to Get Kids to Love Writing. And 10 Easy Tips for Teaching Them Grammar by Mary Leonhardt