If we want kids to develop their writing skills, they need plenty of time to write. Providing an organized, inviting home writing space is one of the best ways to support and encourage young writers of all ages.
It doesn’t have to be fancy. Just gather some basic writing supplies: This post contains affiliate links to some of my favorite products.
- pencils and crayons (Short ones are better for encouraging proper pencil grasp.)
- pencil sharpener/crayon sharpener
- paper (Lined and unlined)
- Sticky notes in various sizes
- Folders, paper trays or other spots for finished and unfinished work
Optional: Add any extras that appeal to your child…
- alphabet stamps, miscellaneous stamps and ink
- stationery and card making supplies/envelopes
- Journal notebooks/sketchbooks
- Blank books
- Graph paper
- Construction paper
- Picture dictionary and themed word cards
After you have your supplies, select a writing spot with the help of your young writer. A well-lit table or desk is probably a good place to start, but I know some writers that are perfectly happy curled up in a beanbag with a clipboard on their lap and a caddy of supplies nearby. Organize your writing tools in a way that makes sense, and there you go! Your kiddo is all set to write!