schen wrote:Experienced mummies here, how to start teaching P1 kid creative writing on our own instead of enrichment centre? TIA
Write for fun! The aim when beginning is to get the child used to putting thoughts on paper. You can start by getting him to write a journal entry when something more interesting happens, or make up his own stories. If he likes drawing, he can also illustrate them. He can make little booklets to share with friends, cousins, grandparents etc.
Initially, don't worry about spelling or format or style too much, and don't make him do corrections! Those can come after he gets used to writing with fluency. You can point out errors and suggest more interesting vocab, but let it be his own work. Search online for writing prompts and ideas as well - there is quite a lot you can find. The main thing which I cannot stress strongly enough is NOT to demand or expect school-standard or school-format writing as it will kill creativity. School 'creative writing' is not very creative at all. You can focus on school requirements when doing schoolwork, but not at other times.