Kiddo has been very motivated to practice his handwriting skills lately. This mostly takes the form of self-directed learning because he is the kind of kid who loves busy work. (I should get him to fill out all the forms sitting on my desk.)
If you are familiar with Jack and Annie from The Magic Tree House books, you know that Jack loves to take notes.
Taking a cue from one of his favorite heroes, my 5 year old now likes to take notes in his preschool journal. Today's subject: space! He wrote lists of planets and their moons. As you can see he used his giant space puzzle for inspiration.
I like how this activity is self-directed. I don't initiate or even encourage these busy work ideas that Kiddo comes up with. Nor do I feel that Kiddo's engagement with this kind of activity is proof that he is smart. He's just a quirky kid.
If your child has a particular interest or hobby, why not encourage them to write about it? It can be casual, like taking notes, or even a special, designated hobby book.
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