The Benefits of Writing in Child Development
Writing is a skill that is so fundamentally important that we almost take it for granted. Writing and reading are two sides of the same coin. There is not a single writer of merit who is also not a well-practiced reader. Language is how we communicate with the world, and reading literacy is one of the most important determining factors in life success because it gives you access to knowledge.
Not only is writing important for literacy reasons but consider that the act of writing is also practicing organizing your thoughts. That’s why having your child practice writing is going to improve their cognitive functioning and overall performance in learning other tasks. Here are 3 items Hygloss offers that will not only encourage your child to write, but they’re sure to enjoy it too!
Start with the Basics: Letter Recognition and Phonics
The Hygloss Dazzlin’ Dough Language Kit is a fantastic and logical starting point for your child to start learning to recognize and form their letters. Available in uppercase and lowercase versions, the dough kit comes with 32 reusable, laminated cards. It features all the letters of the alphabet, plus activities and games, with a total of 61 activity cards. Includes 3 tubs of dough, plus a dry-erase marker, for hours of educational and interactive fun! Tactile learning is one of the best ways to teach and reinforce new information!
Practice Makes Perfect
After learning their ABC’s, students learn how to write by practicing staying in the margins of lined paper. We adults take this for granted (sometimes our letters still dip below—I’m looking at you “g”), but it’s definitely a skill that requires practice. Being able to write within the lines shows that your child not only has mastery of the letters but also has the motor skills and perception to understand how to correctly keep things in proportion.
These Colorful Lined Books are sure to be an appealing way to get your child to practice their basic writing skills. Like all of our products, they are educational but also fun for ages!
Writing off the Beaten Path
At this point, your child is probably used to lined paper and practicing writing in a structured way. Our Hygloss Blank Books are a great way for children to break free of rules and constraints and write how big or small they want to as well as draw pictures to go along with their writings. The books are an amazing canvas that we’ve seen children over the years get really creative with! A number of our products can be used to adorn these books and make them highly personalized and special.
For example, you can use Hygloss glitter and some glue to sparkle up the covers so that they really shine even when closed. The pages inside take a variety of mediums well such as crayons, markers, paint, and of course a pencil and pen. With all of these options, there’s no shortage of creative things that can be accomplished within the simple canvas provided. A good canvas for the imagination is always sturdy, reliable, and most importantly blank!
Young Children’s Educational Supplies
At Hygloss Products, we strive to ensure that the words fun and educational are one and the same with our products. We understand that learning doesn’t have to be a drag and that children will learn their best when they are fully engaged and having fun at the same time. Starting in 1950 and expanding in 1983 to the greater educational supplies market, Hygloss has helped foster learning and creativity in classrooms all over the United States!
We are confident enough to sell all of our products with a money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied!
Contact us here or give us a call at 1-973-458-1700 if you have any questions or concerns about our products or policies and we’d be more than happy to assist you!