• Here are some suggestions for at-home writing practice (Ideas courtesy of Mr. Grasso, one of our reading specialists!)
     
     
    - Keep a journal -  Children can write about a whole host of things: sports; video games; friends; activities done at school; play dates; family gatherings/holidays; or whatever he or she wants! No limits!  Make it extra appealing by using a special notebook  (Moleskin) or a favorite theme to increase interest. Try this: When your child is journaling, YOU are also journaling! Writing at the same time is a great bonding experience.
     
     
    - Write thank you notes, letters, or postcards to relatives (grandparents, cousins) and snail-mailing them.
     
     
    - Become pen-pals with a child somewhere in the world
         
          Here are some sites that can help you get started:

          http://www.worldwide.edu/travel_planner/pen_pals.html

          http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/how-to-find-a-pen-pal-for-your-child-and-why-you-should/
     
     
     - Use a writing-driven app!
     
           Here are some ideas to help you get started:
     
            Toontastic: https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/
     
            Story Maker: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-maker/id419541708?mt=8
     
            Writing Challenge: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writing-challenge-creative/id648978819?mt=8
     
            Writing Prompts for Students: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writing-prompts-for-kids/id533233202?mt=8%5C