Bringing creativity and literacy together is a powerful way to build confidence and teach practical skills to a child, while simultaneously allowing them to embrace their creative side.
It allows children to be active in literacy, to explore their imaginations, and to improve their oral language and listening skills through active team building. This approach is also beneficial for families with children who struggle with traditional methods of learning, e.g. children who are dyslexic and reluctant readers.
Using a stationery set, encourage your child to write a letter to one of their favourite book characters, explaining how they would put themselves into the story. Children are often natural storytellers and love creating imaginary worlds. They also love to get involved in making things come to life, giving them a sense of achievement and creative satisfaction. Elements within their creative letter writing can lead to excellent educational discussions.