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Creating Spaces To Think - Writing For Pleasure

Writing for many children is a chore. If your child is reluctant to write, read on.


When does your children write anything? School homework, assignments and tests. The realization that creative writing classes can help them write better dawns upon many of us as a parents, but not all children agree. While a handful naturally gravitate towards writing, many resist it.

Why do children resist writing?

The reason is simple. Imagine being graded or judged for anything you write. Needless to say, you are not going to feel motivated to write.

How about changing the perspective? Making writing an activity that gives them space to think and express themselves?

At all our programs, self expression forms the foundation, being it the book club program or the writing programs. Group discussions are regularly held as a part of the collaborative learning concept. Self expression can be either in spoken form or written form or sometimes children find it easier to express themselves in the form of art and craft.

While speaking in group discussions is often impromptu, there is little time to reflect and ponder over how something could have been done. However, when given the time and space to reflect on classroom conversations, helps children ponder about what went well and what didn't. It also enables them to revisit their choices and think about different ways that they could have taken to handle a particular situation. All of this is learning that comes into use at some point of time or the other.

Self motivated learning through writing

Writing gives children their time and space to reflect upon their actions. It needn't be their own actions but what they have seen, or perhaps read or maybe wondered about. Writing these down for their own reference, making it special for themselves without an adult judging them, helps change their perspective towards writing. The process becomes more self motivated and something that they do on their own because it makes sense to them, not because an adult is asking them to do it.


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Both weekday and weekend batches are available at the Young Readers' Club for the 8-12 age group.

NEW!  Writing programs for the 8-12 age group- Young Writers' Club Jr.  

The Young Writers' Club program for the 13-15 age group offers a weekly platform to read and discuss curated articles from the news, observe writing approaches and practise one's writing skills.

 NEW! Musings from the Young Writers' Club is an online magazine showcasing the work we do at the Young Writers' Club.

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