Explore Learning’s Creative Writing Course for Children

May 05, 2020

Creative writing courseChannel creativity from the tip of their pencil.

Is your child in need of some new writing inspiration? Do they love creating stories, writing poems or delving into a good novel?

Our children’s creative writing course takes its members on a journey through different writing styles. Building a toolkit to tackle any piece of prose, sensational script or noteworthy newspaper article. The great news is, you can now access this online course from the comfort of your sofa!

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Here’s what 11 year-old creative writer Malachi had to say about our creative writing workshops for children:

“Creative writing has improved my vocabulary and enhanced my story writing capabilities. The superhero topic was a wonderful topic to start on; real-life superheroes came in including a local fireman and a remarkable nurse. My Creative Writing tutor, Phoebe, always finds a way to make the sessions enjoyable.”

Benefits of creative writing for kids

Creative writing clubs for children can have a huge impact on learning and English skills. Here are just some of the benefits that come with practicing creative writing…

  • Wider vocabulary
  • Better spelling and grammar
  • Improved writing structure
  • Greater imagination, creativity and curiosity
  • Better descriptive writing
  • Strengthened character development
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Improved writing confidence
  • Better research skills
  • Developed reading skills 

Explore’s creative writing for children

Working in small groups led by an expert Tutor, we’ll introduce topics and ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Our members are encouraged to share their ideas with others. As a result, they’ll receive feedback from their peers as well as their Tutor, and work together to build new ideas and forms for their writing.

How do our writing workshops for kids work?

Each 12 week project will focus on a new skill. Currently, our members are working on developing their journalistic writing! Travelling through America, they’re tasked with creating attention-grabbing headlines, as well as balancing fact and opinion in their arguments.

In addition, they will practice their interviewing skills to build direct and reported speech in their pieces. The finished product will be a collection of brilliant articles. Put together to create Explore Learning’s own newspaper (which we can’t wait to read!).

Next, we’ll be focussing on story ideas and writing. Our members investigate our vast pacific ocean and its surrounding countries to explore the elements as inspiration for their written piece. They’ll explore ocean wildlife, coastal scenery and investigate the way of life of the people who reside here.

After that, children will build a short story to reflect the adventure they’ve taken. We can’t wait to read the finished children’s stories!

Creative writing examples from our courses

What kind of topics and writing activities can you expect from our workshops?

  • Superheroes
  • Ocean wildlife
  • Journalistic writing
  • Short stories
  • Article writing
  • And lots more!

 

Children’s online creative writing course

Looking for writing workshops to inspire your child without having to leave your home? Our creative writing classes for children aged 7-14 are perfect to ignite their imagination and encourage them to love the writing process!

We’re pleased to be running this course as part of our online English tuition package and so far, our members have really enjoyed it! They’ve told us they really enjoy working in groups, getting inspiration, praise and ideas from other young writers and working collectively to produce a piece of work for everyone to be proud of.

How can I help my child with creative writing?

Looking for some tips to help your child with writing at home? Try these ideas…

The tools of creative writing – Reading

A love of writing often comes from a love of reading. Why not introduce your child to a range of exciting children’s books by incredible children’s authors. We’ve put together a recommended reading list for all ages. From little ones to young adults, these books are set to inspire them to write stories at home that keep us wondering what happens next!

Recommended reading list

Techniques used in creative writing – Tips

Still in need of writing tips to get their imagination flowing? Why not check out famous children’s author David Walliam’s top ten writing tips:

David Wailliam’s top ten writing tips

Ready for the challenge? Join our Creative Writing classes and start unlocking your child’s imagination. Please note, limited spaces available.

Find out more

If you are a current member and interested in finding out more, please get in touch directly with your centre team.

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