Wednesday 23 November 2022

The benefits of journalling for children

Remember that journal that you used to keep when you were younger? 

The one that was buried deep under your pillow or in the back of your sock's drawer, filled with all of your deepest secrets? 

This book that you kept actually had a lot more benefits to you than you may have perceived. Not only is journaling enjoyable and reflective for children, but it has multiple benefits that help with social growth and academics as well. 

Here are some of the greatest benefits of journaling for children as advised by this private school in Leatherhead.

Journaling helps children deal with their big feelings. As the tween years can be filled with lots of emotions that your child is not used to or hasn't experienced, it can be difficult for them to handle them as well as express them. A journal that is private, can be a safe place for them that is non-judgmental and a space to record these new feelings. 

This can be a great way to help your child process their feelings. A great tip is to allow your child to pick out their own journal. If the journal feels special and unique to them, it may motivate them to write in it more often.

It improves writing skills. In the same way, many other skills such as painting need a lot of practice, and writing is the same. The more we practice the better we get. 

Spelling, vocabulary, and grammar can all be enhanced just by regularly writing in this journal. Given that your child is in control of what they right on the length of it, this will make writing more appealing to them.

It enhances communication skills. Some children struggle to orally communicate their feelings to others. Developing written communication skills will be something that will build confidence in your child and help them understand and be more vocal about their feelings.

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