Your child is showing an interest in reading and writing – does this mean one day they will become a writer?
Before you get too excited (or groan) here are some other future writer signs to watch out for…
- Your child spends a lot of time in fantasy land or as my mother used to say about me ‘away with the fairies’…
- They like their own company.
- They have an intense stare, which feels like they are reading your mind.
- They have formed their own reader following consisting of dolls, teddies, plastic figures and sleeping grandparents. Once they have finished their story they will scan their group for signs of feedback. Any toys that have a miserable expression on their plastic faces, will be quickly removed and banished to the toy box…forever.
- They already have a love for arduous and tedious creative work. The prospect of going back into their bedroom to rewrite their entire library of little notebooks, filled with stories and drawings, will bring a smile to their face and a twinkle to their eye.
- They have an impressive pencil-case and a vast collection of notebooks.
- Other kids in the local area are impressed or concerned about your child’s wild and wonderful ideas for imaginary games.
- Your child likes to update their toy based reader following on how they are feeling a lot. They are already showing valuable skills for social media.
- At nursery or school your child compares their stories to other children’s stories – A LOT!
- Your child struggles with parent or teacher feedback on their stories.
- Your child adores homework.
- Your child does not mind reading their own story to a room full of dozing relatives, after a huge meal at a family gathering. They just carry on reading with a wide goofy smile on their face.
- Your child obsesses about the start or endings of their own stories.
- Your child writes their own version of their favourite book.
- Your child comes up with the most elaborate and imaginative excuses for why they were naughty.
- Your child struggles to keep handwritten birthday and Christmas card messages short. Distant relatives receive War & Peace on a Christmas card from your child.
I exhibited all these as a child and I became a writer…sigh!
Let me know if there are any more signs 🙂
Have a fabulous day!
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