Every day kids experience events that are new to them. They learn new words, which helps build their vocabulary. In doing so, these new experiences help them to develop a creative and curious mind. These new experiences could be the beginning of ideas which the child could develop into stories or creative writing.  By encouraging them to write from a young age, numerous benefits can be seen.

Writing can help develop numerous physical skills. Not only does it help to improve hand-eye coordination, but it also strengthens muscles that can be used for everyday tasks. By holding the pen or pencil to write, the child learns to improve their fine motor skills which can be used for other tasks in their life.

Creative writing can also develop emotional skills. By creating a story, a child can channel their emotions and develop how to manage in a situation. For example, they may be able to show empathy with a character, express different emotions experienced by characters or manage a difficult situation that a character is feeling. This may help a child to express how they feel and understand how others feel. Self-discovery and self-expression can be demonstrated throughout the child’s words and storytelling abilities.

Creative writing will also help to improve intellectual skills. Their sentence structure, vocabulary, and use of punctuation will be notably more advanced than others of the same age who do not practice creative writing. In a world where text speak and emojis are so common, creative writing helps to develop writing skills that are being forgotten about. If a child can not communicate effectively as a child, the problem may become worse as they grow older. Sharing ideas with others allows the child to develop their storyline and collaborate with others. Encouraging creative writing can help a child to communicate effectively in the technology world.

When a child begins to write their ideas down, completing the story develops a range of important life long skills. Using writing as a way for your child to demonstrate their creative side helps their ability to focus, improves their dedication and commitment. These are all skills which employers look for in a candidate. Creative writing also develops creative thoughts, using their imaginations, suggest alternatives, broaden their thought process and problem-solving abilities. It also allows the child to show their opinions and develop their voice. It also improves their logical skills. These skills, once developed, can help the child in other subjects, such as Maths, Science and Languages. By developing these fundamental skills, the child can apply these in other areas of learning and success, helping to strengthen their self-confidence.

Writing also helps to improve organization from a young age. By plotting out a storyline, a child can develop organization and create drama or surprises in their story. This can then be applied to everyday tasks, helping them to improve their own organization and be prepared for the day ahead.

Inspiring your child to be creative develops a wide range of skills while building confidence. This helps them to develop into powerful adults, who can communicate their points of view, thoughts, and feelings very clearly. Creative writing has the opportunity to create an incredibly positive impact on our children, and while the occasion is becoming more limited in the classroom, taking steps to encourage our children to write can help develop a range of benefits. By finding their way of writing, the children can turn it into a superpower, allowing the child to be creative while having fun and doing something they enjoy.

Story Wars is a platform where writers from all over with amazing ideas come to express their ideas. Different users can write a chapter to a story that they like and want to contribute to. The twist is that for your chapter to be in the official story, it has to be voted in. By going up against different authors, you have to try. Because of that, you slowly start to become better in both language and writing.