Creative Writing for Children
Suitable for ages 9-12 years
Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgement. The opportunity to be creative, to create something from the well of their imagination, can reflect and nurture children's emotional health.
Introduces the elements of story and story structure
Encourages and develops imagination through the creation of fictional character and settings
Explores self-expression and problem solving through the development of conflict in characters
Prompts critical thinking
Develops language versatility
Creative writing allows children to delve into their creativity using the tools at their disposal: words and imagination.
Week-by-week this creative writing course, for primary school children, will introduce the main concepts of writing a fictional story, teasing their imaginations while they learn.
Introduction to Story Writing
Building a Fictional Character
Observation, originality and description
Where in the World?
Imagining a story setting
Past, present or future?
What’s the Problem?
Planning and decision making
Joining the dots
Putting your story together