Writing - Helping at Home
Please find below a parent's guide showing how we teach writing at Round Hill and what you can do to support your child.
There are a number of websites your child can use in class as well as home for their own fun and homework. Apart from allowing pupils to use them, most of these sites allow pupils to interact with others further enhancing their writing experience.
The links below show you the best writing websites for pupils...
1. Scholastic Website For Children
This is a website that is essentially meant for parents, teachers and kids. Here, kids are free to write stories they feel inspire them to be better writers of adventure, science fiction, etc. The website is considered one of the best writing websites for kids because it helps them write what interests them in a way that is not only interesting but friendly for their age. This writing website is ideal for children in preparatory school. You can visit the website at: http://www.scholastic.com/.
2. Fun English Games
This is another writing website for kids that can help your child become a better writer. The website has an easy user interface and colors your child will love. You can visit the website on http://www.funenglishgames.com/writinggames.html. This website is one of the most popular fun writing games for kids website on the internet.
3. Boom Writer
This is another popular kid writing website. It allows your kids to not only develop and enhance their writing skills, but also helps them develop their vocabulary, reading prowess and peer assessment. The website is designed for kids and as such, most likely to attract them. In addition to the kid’s resources, the website has resources for books, educators and games for kids. You can visit the website whose address is boomwriter.com. If you are looking for a website where your kids can write stories, handle projects with classmates, and then this is the right website for you.
This is another website that allows your kids to get into blogging at an early stage. Your child can basically start a blog on their own to write about what interests them. Children can also share their blogs with other students, subsequently developing their writing skills. The website ID is here: http://edublogs.org/.
5. Kidblog Website
This is another popular kids writing blog which functions almost the same as edublogs. The only difference this blog has is that, what your child writes is not available to the public. This blog while interesting, makes it harder to share your child’s work with others without access but makes for a good place for them to develop their writing skills. You can go to the website here: http://kidblog.org/home/.
6. Story Jumper
This website allows your child to write their stories. It is a fun website because the character is someone kids love- story bird. You can visit the website here: http://www.storyjumper.com/.
7. Kids On The Net
This is a rather older kids writing website that has been around for a while but makes a good choice for your child’s creative writing development. This website also contains links to multiple other websites your kids can horne their love for writing. The link to the website is http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/create/links.htm.
8. Net Rover
This is a website with writing games for children. Your kids could potentially use this website to not only learn how to be better writers, but also have fun. Their website is http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/writing/Kids_Writing.html.
9. Visu Words
I like this writing website for children particularly because its graphics- kids will definitely love it. Their website is http://www.visuwords.com/.
10. BBC’s Typing Tutor
If your kids spend hours at the computer, you could potentially make them do something beneficial like visit the BBC’s typing tutor website to help them become better writers. The writing websites for kids we are talking about here is http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr.
In conclusion, the internet is a rich resource your kids can use to become better creative writers, bloggers, fiction writers and so much more. The websites we have added on this list are either maiden websites where your kids will write directly; while some have aggregate resources your kids need to become better writers. Find one or two writing websites for kids to introduce to your child today.