Journaling is a fun way of documenting memories, recording events, and
exploring feelings. Writing in a journal is a chance to think about
what happened that day, and dream about what could happen the next
Use these ideas to
introduce you kids to the joys of journaling. It's also a great way
to get reluctant writers a chance to experience the power of the written
Find an interesting blank note book and have the kids write in it each day.
The book could be anything from a special journal or diary, to
lined paper in a three ring binder.
A great time for kids to start a journal is on the first
day of a trip. Then, there will be lots of new things to write about
and it can become a habit.
You can be the writer for younger children who aren't able to write
Keep a list of these questions on the last page
of the journal for quiet days. You and your child can create the
list together, or use some of these ideas.
What is the first thing the child can remember?
Was there a birthday that was his or her favorite?
What does he or she like about their best friend?
What is the best thing they have ever done?
What foods do they love or hate?
Why do they like their favorite color?
What was a fun thing they did today?
Families can have a common journal. In the
evening, each person shares something that happened to them that day.
Take turns being the recorder.
A child can make a journal more interesting by adding mementos from
the day. It could be ticket stubs, a drawing, a colorful leaf,
or even a post card from a special place.
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