Inspire Writing with BIC Kids {Giveaway}

This post is written by the Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% mine.

With another school year started, we are in the thick of homework, projects and research papers.  I am happy that my daughters’ school puts an emphasis on creative writing and I am thrilled that my kids have started their own blog to reinforce what they are learning in school.

But in this digital age, why is handwriting important? Research has shown that writing fosters children’s emotional and cognitive development, helps foster critical thinking skills and improves academic achievement.  Because writing is by far one of the most important learning tools for a child’s academic success,  BIC’s is encouraging more students to practice, practice, practice with the “Fight For Your Write” campaign.

The campaign offers information about writing and tips from literacy expert Pam Allyn to help parents, caregivers and students make a commitment to write more often.  You will also find some pretty great resources for teachers and parents to inspire kids.

One way to inspire handwriting is to give your kids the right tools.  This year, BIC has launched the first line of children’s writing instruments in the U.S. designed specifically to help children learn to write called BIC Kids.  The products, which were designed with the help of teachers and other experts in the field, provide young students with a unique guiding line to direct finger placement and are ergonomically designed specifically for kids’ hands.

And even though I am a digital girl, I am a pen and paper advocate at heart.  A fresh calendar and fancy writing tools like the BIC Pencil X-tra Shine make me want to sit down and get organized.  And my oldest daughter can use pens for the first time in school this year, so tools like the BIC 4 Color Metallic Pen make her excited to do homework.

How do you encourage your kids to write?  Tell me in the comments below and enter in the Rafflecopter widget to win a Back to School Pack from BIC!

 
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Comments

  1. I read them books & they like to make up their own stories.

  2. They like making lists of things they want, but otherwise I have to force them to write for homework.

  3. Susan Christy says:

    I encourage them by sharing their work with family members.

  4. I always have lots of paper and writing implements available for them.

  5. D Schmidt says:

    I inspire them by sitting with them and leading by example

  6. Maria Malaveci says:

    I encourage them to keep a journal 🙂

  7. Melissa S says:

    I journal and I am a huge kit maker, my son has learned to love writing by watching me.

  8. lori clark says:

    i bought them both leather journals that they chose and tell them to write their thoughts or just be creative and they can read it when they get older!

  9. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I try to get my daughter to write stories of her own choosing.

  10. I buy my daughters a journal every Christmas
    Thank you!

  11. Emily Morelli says:

    My daughter and I play word games and she helps make my grocery list to practice handwriting.

  12. Sarah Jestings says:

    actually during the summer they both had to write every Friday. We told them to write about their favorite thing that happened that week. I feel like it helped keep their minds going during the summer.

  13. I encourage them to send hand written birthday cards & thank you notes. It’s more personal.

  14. Christina G. says:

    I encourage them to write down their dreams and goals. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Kim Keithline says:

    I love to write in a journal and I encourage my kids to do the same, I think it helps you a lot in so many ways

  16. Tari Lawson says:

    My son has difficulty writing. I encourage him by having him start with 3 sentences then we talk about what he wrote and I get him to add some more information and details.

  17. April Brenay says:

    my son has a fine motor delay, sometimes I have to have him draw a picture first then try to write what it is

  18. Monique Rizzo says:

    By being interested when they share their creativity and encouraging them.

  19. Kate Newton says:

    I always just have art supplies available so if they feel so inclined they will grab a piece of paper and pen and do what they feel! Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. I inspire by making it a family event. We use fun pens, take photos, and have fun.

  21. Each of my kids have a pegboard in their room to encourage them to write, draw, and create things to hang up and display.

  22. Mary Cloud says:

    I don’t really have to inspire my daughter – she loves to write stories – we actually have to watch her or she’ll use all her school notebooks writing stories
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  23. We have fun imagination room with tons of writing utensils

  24. Debnmike moretti says:

    I like to give them colorful writing pens and pencils. Luckily my older one likes to write, so it inspires the younger one.

  25. nannypanpan says:

    I still send cards and make him write thank yous

  26. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    We make up stories and then write them down and draw pictures.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  27. We like to make stories and have them try to write it out and illustrate it themselves!

  28. I start little prompts with funny cartoon type drawings.

  29. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I keep paper and writing supplies available to my son at all times, and I try to come up with writing activities that we can have fun with together.

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  30. Jessica To says:

    This summer I encouraged my son to journal and write about what interested him.

  31. I get them to write as often as possible. Sometimes it’s just a list of toys they want for their birthdays or Christmas.

  32. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I always have them write their stories down.

  33. Michelle C says:

    We keep writing supplies where they are easy to find. We also have a blackboard/whiteboard in the kitchen for doodling and inspirations.

  34. Emily Smith says:

    Have them draw a picture and then write about it.

  35. I get them activity books that require writing and not just coloring.

  36. Jessica H. says:

    My girls love to write, so the only thing I need to do to encourage them is have paper on hand. They love writing stories! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  37. Tabathia B says:

    By encouraging them to believe in make believe and that they can create their own stories

  38. janna johnson says:

    I help them make greeting cards.

  39. We will play games that involve writing.

  40. We write stories a lot.

  41. Mihaela Day says:

    I encourage them to write by teaching them how to keep a journal 🙂

  42. Samii Meyer says:

    I inspire my niece by doing mad libs type things with her – having a story semi started and having her fill in the blanks – that way it gives her ideas on something to write on!

  43. Jill Myrick says:

    When each of my children start school Kindergarten i have always bought them a journal to keep daily.
    I help them with the journal until they are old enough to write in them on their own and then they take over by themselves.
    They enjoy being able to go back and read what happened in years past and we laugh again about the silly times we’ve had.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  44. I have them keep a journal where they can write whatever they want.

  45. I give me kids travel journals to record their memories when we go somewhere!

  46. christine j says:

    i inspire my kids by doing a lot of practice with them

  47. tina reynolds says:

    I tell them to write me a story all the time and encourage them with how awesome they did

  48. Angela Cisco says:

    By leading by example and giving them positive reinforcement.

  49. Christina Sparks says:

    By teaching them to be creative and to make up their own stories

  50. Miz Vickik says:

    Reading their stories out loud together!

  51. Lorena Keech says:

    When there were school age kids at home, we would practice handwriting by writing letters to family members. Everyone was happy to receive them and the kids got so excited when they received letters in return.

  52. Laurie Emerson says:

    I inspire them to write as after we read some of their favorite books, I have them write me their own story from their imaginations.

  53. Carolyn Daley says:

    By having them get creative and write their own stories.

  54. Karen T Gonyea says:

    I let them use their imagination and I never tell them that their stories are nonsense (they will figure that out as they get older on their own) 🙂

  55. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I inspire them by letting them know what they can gain by doing their best.

  56. Jeanna Wise says:

    My kids love to write I read everything they write and tell them it’s great and it makes them want to write more.

  57. love letting them come up with idea of what to do on their own..it is so precious to see how creative they can be thank you

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