For a while now, many people have noticed the lack of writing skill in high school and even college graduates. And guess where it starts?
In Kindergarten. At home, when a toddler learns to write his/her letters and the mom or dad reads books aloud.
For a while now, I’ve noticed all the moms who first get the itch to write while their kiddos are napping. Some moms need to feel that purpose outside of changing diapers, or it is through their children that they are introduced to the wonderful world of children’s literature and they never look back.
For a while now, I’ve heard some grumbling and groaning about all the people writing novels – more than ever before!
And I say that’s terrific.
All these writers won’t get published but the world will benefit. Because more mommy writers means more role modeling for the kiddos. That means we are able to help our kids with their editing. That means our kids might want to write. And any writing they do early on will help them when they are adults.
So here’s to the future of great writers in this country.
What do you think? If you have kids, do you see an increased interest in writing on their part because of your writing?