Learning and Mindset: Journaling for Small Children

Journaling is a great way to get your children excited about writing, and it also helps them prepare for school. We have found that journaling can be just as beneficial for smaller children as it is for older learners. By journaling with your child regularly, you are helping them develop their writing skills and encourage them to express their feelings creatively. 

寫日記,能提起孩子對寫作的興趣,對上學做作業很有幫助。其實寫日記無論對年幼或是年長的孩子都有不少好處。養成寫日記的習慣,一方面可以提高寫作能力,同時也能幫助他們用不同的方法表達自己的感受。

Here are a few tips on how to make the most of journaling time with your little ones!

以下的幾個方法,讓你和孩子善用寫日記的時間,留下美好記憶。

Find the Perfect Journal
買入那本最完美的日記本

Involve your child in the process of purchasing their own journal. When you love your journal, it’s easier to want to use it. Allow your child to decorate it with stickers or whatever item they want to use to customize it. 

讓孩子去挑選和購買他們自己的日記本吧。有了自己喜愛的日記本,就更容易天天寫了。孩子想替它裝飾一下?給他們各種素材,讓他們自己去將日記本盡情美化、個人化吧。

Allow Your Child to Choose Topics
由孩子自己挑話題

Allow your child to choose their own topics and discuss them openly with you before they start journaling. (e.g., “Tell me something good that happened today?”) When we ask these types of questions, we allow our children to focus on the positive while embracing other emotions as well. 

每天在寫日記以前,由孩子選定他想寫的話題,開心見誠地和孩子先談一下 (例如:今天有些甚麼開心的事呢?)。當我們這樣提問,就能讓孩子專注在開心、正面的情緒。

Encourage Them to Incorporate Drawing
加入繪畫

Drawing is a great form of self-expression, as we’ve seen when we discussed mindset through art, and can be a helpful tool while doing mindset work. While journaling, if they can’t seem to find anything that they want to write about, encourage them to draw. 

上次討論過,繪畫是一種自我表達的方式和途徑。在寫日記時,要是他們想不出要寫甚麼,那就讓他們畫一副畫吧。

There you have it! At this point, you should be fully equipped to start journaling with your child. Remember that the key is to keep things fun and engaging while still allowing them to express themselves freely and without pressure. Come back in a few days for another learning and mindset sprint post. 

你看,一點都不難吧。你可以開始和孩子寫日記了。記住要保持輕鬆愉快又吸引,讓他們自由自在、沒有壓力和拘束地去寫喔。過幾天,我們再討論另一個心態修養的話題。

Here are some comics that we recommend reading with your child this week.
以下是這個星期的《童心童真》漫畫故事推介。

We look forward to seeing you next week for more learning and mindset tips.

讓我們相約下星期,再一起討論學習和心態修養的課題吧。

我們會經常為大家探討漢字和語文的課題。
要是你有特別的相關課題希望我們探討,歡迎您告訴我們。

We discuss Chinese language and culture related topics on a regular basis.
If you would like us to discuss certain topics about Chinese, please let us know.

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Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

© 2022 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

© 2022 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.