Archive for March, 2012

March 31, 2012

Journal Writing and Letter Writing In Homeschool

It has been awhile since I have updated the blog!

MashaAllah there is so much going on, but there are many updates to share.

My four year old son has been writing a lot, for awhile now. He just recently began showing interest in writing letters and putting them in an envelope.  Well he had no one to mail them to! I decided that this would be a good time for him to get a penpal. Not only are we at a time where is emailing and texting, but when was the last time you wrote a letter, and bought a stamp? I want my children to experience the joys of letter writing, as I intend on scrap booking it, so he can see it as he grows up and it also helps me to see how much his writing has improved!

Also we started a few months back the Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons Book. Sent to us by my dear friend at Homeschooling Muslimah Mommies. While my son has been reading since two alhamdulilah..I actually use the book to reinforce and make his reading stronger mashaAllah..the book is to help children read at a second grade level upon completion. We love the book, we are flying through it and I like that at the end it has SOUND writing, so it just adds extra practice to his writing. He even has his own journal, which I date every time we use it and what lesson we stopped on.

A few tips and advice from our family. To get the children excited about writing, we let them pick their own pencils, books, crayons etc ..so they hcan have their own person writing station

We also bought several books, a few of them to doodle in, practice writing, and have fun with and a few on the side only used for homeschool purposes. This does not confuse our children, it actually helps them practice. Our oldest son took his journal on the train and would write in it until we got to our stop.

I am very certain he will enjoy his new penpal adventure. We will be starting our first letter today inshaAllah and it will be good to practic his writing, spelling, and appreciate the joys of getting mail. I LOVE to get mail mashaAllah!

What are you doing to encourage your child’s writing? 🙂

 

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.–Anne Rice