Since there's so many parents and teachers here who want to get kids interesting in reading and writing, I thought this would be a good discussion.
Journals - this worked wonders to get my oldest interesting in writing. I gave her a journal at the start of summer vacation and told her she could do whatever she wanted in it - draw, write, list random words. I had my own too, and sometimes we would sit together, each writing in our own journals. I made a point to only look at what she wanted to show me and not correct anything. I started snagging the composition notebooks at the back to school sales so I have a steady supply. :)
Rory's Story Cubes - A game with dice that you use to make up a story. It says 8+, but my 6 & 4 year olds love it. There is no set "game rules" - there's suggestions, but that's it. So far they really like when we alternate lines in the story, or when the other player gets to pick the order of the story. Fun stuff.
Any other suggestions?
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