One of the hardest things about transitioning to homeschool from public school was realizing what areas my kids weren’t doing well in. I had helped them with homework during their public school days and would just assume that they knew certain things already. One of the areas my son struggled in most was writing. I had no idea where to start. If you are like me, here are a few ways on how to help your kids write better.

When I first started homeschooling my kids, I wasn’t thinking about all the things it would truly entail. It has been a learning experience for all of us. One of the things I learned is that writing was going to take some work, I was lost on what to do.

My initial thought was to have them write more but that wasn’t really helping. So here are a few of the things that has worked so far for us.

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how to help your kids write better

Read Together

To write better, start with reading together! Reading is known for not only helping kids read better but also write better. It will help them to expand their vocabulary and see how to form sentences correctly.

Use Different Materials

You can make writing more fun by switching up and using different writing materials. Break out things like chalk, paint, even clip words out of magazines to change up the way kids write.

Invest in a Program

Sometimes you need a little more help with knowing how to help your kids write better. I was able to try the MetiTrain Paragraph Building program and it is amazing with helping my kids to really think about sentence and paragraph structure.

It uses fun sentences to get kids excited about writing paragraphs. At first, my son was having a little trouble but it took him only two lessons to really get the hang of it.

The modules are super short, so it is perfect for those who have shorter attention spans like my son does. He actually was looking forward to logging in and doing the paragraph building lessons!

I love the way the program is structured and has really made a difference in how my kids do their daily journals and writing projects.

Keep A Daily Journal

I mentioned above that we do daily journaling. Incorporating this into our daily homeschool routine has made such a difference, not just in their writing skills but in how they share ideas. This really allows them to be creative and expressive. I am currently giving them prompts to get them thinking. My goal is to soon not provide prompts but allow them to write what they want to write about in their journals.

how to help your kids write better

Create a Writing Space

This tip was actually given to me by another homeschool mama, and it is such a great one!

Create a writing hub or a writing area just for your kids to be able to write short stories, comics, reports, etc. Have all the things they need to write such as pencils, pens, markers, color pencils, and different types of paper in various colors.

I know it can be tough teaching your kids concepts like writing, especially when you are not quite sure where to start. These tips will get you going in the right direction!

Don’t be afraid to invest in a program. We don’t know it all and having a guide like MetiTrain makes daily writing skills much more simple to build on.

Whatever you do to help teach your kids to write better, have fun! Making writing fun will make them better writers for sure.

What kind of things do you do to help your kids with writing (whether you homeschool or not)?

How to Help Your Kids Write Better