One seemingly common problem I have heard lately in many of the homeschooling groups I follow is, “my child hates to write.” I think there are a variety of possible reasons for this. They don’t like the content they are required to write about, they aren’t sure on how to organize their thoughts, or it could simply be that writing with a pencil and paper can take a VERY LONG time, time they would rather spend doing something else.
Luckily I have writers so general writing tasks go fairly smoothly. I would like to make it even more simple for our oldest two and will be implementing the computer starting this week for their writing tasks. It will be preparation for November and National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Each of the boys will be working on a book for the month. They set a monthly goal and work towards it, all while gaining some basic computer skills.
This is a great way to get littles interested in writing! Well, literature in general. I’ve always believed that if you can’t find something you like to read, then you should just write something yourself! That’s also a good line to use on the kiddos when they can’t seem to find a book or genre they enjoy, you may just encourage a future best seller to write his or her first book! The site also offers many guides, advice, how tos, inspiration, and general help for writing, making it a well rounded site.
You can find all the information, including some of the prizes, yes there are prizes, by visiting http://www.nanowrimo.com. You can also become my writing buddy on the main site, just search for Irelandwildrose. The boys will have their call names soon and I will update when that happens. Hope to be able to read many new novels from this year’s NaNoWriMo in 2015, and I would love for one of them to be yours or your child’s!
Peace Love Dreams