Fun writing sites to explore
Writers are made by writing, and the below sites are a great way introduce writing, digital stories, and thinking ideas in a playful manner. They have the additional benefit of removing the fine motor/handwriting aspect of writing and allowing your child to focus on thinking and idea creation. Many have easy ways to add in illustrations or images, which also enhances children's focus on writing and thinking, and allows added elements of creativity and analytic planning as a result. Some of the below sites have a pay option, but are free to use at the less enhanced option. Some require registration, which is free, and often worth it as it allows your to save their work (e.g., kerpoof and storybird are amazing sites that your child can use over and over in creative and sophisticated ways throughout their time at Holm). Of course, not all will be the right match for your child. If your child is excited, explore. If not, choose another site or a different way to instill the love of writing stories in your child.
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