Journals are a great way to keep focused, keep a record, and keep writing. I keep a garden journal -- the more your kids can see you doing the things you’re asking them to do, the better. One of my sons keeps a journal called “August’s Amphibian Book” in which we write down all the things he does, thinks, or learns about amphibians in a given day or week. You can ask your child to focus on and write about Minecraft or Fortnite games, Lego builds, Pokemon cards, cool crafts, cute animals — the list is endless. All that matters is that they’re putting pen to paper on a regular basis.
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