Writing is one of the most important skills a child can learn and indulge in as a developmental habit. From a young age, most children are taught to engage their minds and creativity through reading and writing. Creative writing is not just fun but a good tool to help broaden a child’s imagination and cognitive thinking.
Creative writing is also a good form of entertainment for children. Indeed, given a topic that interests them, most children tend to enjoy creative writing even more than watching the television or playing video games. When they’re watching television, they are just absorbing information that somebody else has put together. However, when they’re writing, they are becoming creators themselves. It is amazing to watch a child who has been able to turn ideas and feelings into interesting stories and successfully written it down. You can see their faces light up in excitement, you can feel the joy, enthusiasm, and excitement such child feels, you can also see the sense of achievement and enduring confidence in that child.
Studies have shown that children who engage in regular extra-curricular activities tend to do better socially and academically than the ones who don’t. Creative writing is one of the best and fun extra-curricular activities for children. A regular writing practice gives children confidence and a positive mindset. It is also seen that children who practice creative writing more often are generally better in other subjects too like math, science, and languages. Challenging themselves to come up with creative thoughts and problem solve, builds the confidence and discipline students need to succeed in all areas of life.
The importance of creative development is something that can be encouraged at a young age. Parents and educators can help nurture and foster creativity in children with some simple games and activities. Creative writing helps to encourage this development and plays an important role in one’s ability to communicate.
Creative writing for children is very beneficial in so many ways:
Children develop better planning skills, organization and idea implantation.
Putting together characters and developing an idea or feelings into a story all requires brilliant organization, planning, and tacts. children who have been able to develop and demonstrate these skills during creative writing would also make use of them in other areas of their lives now and in the future. They would be able to follow the right steps to making good decisions and choices.
They develop the ability to dissect and confront challenges logically.
This helps to stimulate and broaden their imagination, foster creativity and sharpen their ability to make rational decisions that aid personal development and makes them valuable assets in the society. They are also encouraged to think outside the box and to view the world around them in a whole different way.
Creative writing helps children to develop their communication and persuasion skills.
The art of writing and creating something that is believable to a reader requires a lot of thought, and the use of words to pass across a message. Children learn how to find which words are the best to use in expressing their ideas. They learn how to convince people
to understand and align with their points of view.
Creative writing also helps children to improve every other aspect of learning a language
Such as expanding their vocabulary, improving their spelling, improving their punctuation, and their grammar. They also improve their comprehension skills, as they create their own stories, it helps them to understand other stories they read too. This happens in a fun way, such that they don’t even realize it. This is a valuable long term skill that will help children later in life as they begin to write professionally in various capacities.
So, what are you waiting for, just start writing and show your sparkling imagination by participating in Bigbuddie creative writing contest?
We are arranging a 2-4 hours creative writing workshop for the children of age 7 to 16, this workshops will be arranged in the participating schools, so please check it out with your children’s school for the contest and creative writing workshop.
The children will get the following benefits:
- Learn the different concepts of good storytelling and essay writing.
- Discover how to weave the elements together to create a good story.
- Improve their creativity and imagination through writing exercises.
- Learn to research and put their findings together in a cohesive format.
- Learn how to discuss and give feedback on each other’s work.
- Improve their spelling, grammar, punctuation.
- Improve their language skills and expand their vocabulary
The best stories and artwork will be published in the Bigbuddie magazine issues and displayed in the various events organized by Bigbuddie.
With the help of Big Buddie develop your writing skills and cognitive growth, organizational abilities, and the power to influence others through persuasion. In short, power up your brain.