If you’re looking for an indoor activity to do with your child that’s inexpensive but great for their development, there are few better choices than journaling. Encouraging your child to keep a journal brings a whole host of rewards. Today, The Tutoring Center of East Cobb would like to tell you a little more about them.
It’s good reading and writing practice
Younger children need as much practice as possible developing their motor skills, and a journal provides the perfect place for them to doodle, draw and write and so learn how to use pens and pencils. Older children will benefit from the opportunity to practice their creative writing and work on their grammar, spelling and vocabulary at the same time. Reading back over what they’ve written is not only good reading practice, but helps them identify any issues with their writing, too.
It’s a good memory-booster
Consider asking your child to keep a journal of their day to day lives, as the act of remembering what they’ve done that day in as much detail as possible is a tremendous way to exercise their memory which has been shown to help boost their abilities when it comes to creating and recalling memories. Their journal can also act as a memento of their experiences, and they may enjoy looking back on it when they’re older.
It’s great for their imagination
It’s a tremendous emotional outlet
Having a place in which to work out their frustrations or negative feelings is extremely important for a growing child. Unpleasant emotions are unfortunately a part of growing up but they can be dealt with, and learning to work through them in a healthy way, such as through creative expression, is vital if your child is to be an emotionally well-rounded adult.
Tutoring can provide the targeted support your child needs to excel in any areas they find difficult. The Tutoring Center’s Geniuses in Training academic programs offer just this, and our professional staff can tailor their help to suit any learning style. Call 770-977-1888 to organize tutoring in East Cobb today.