With the Gibbon going off to school next year, I worry about him being ready. He loves to read and practice math problems. He loves to explore and create. But, he is not a fan of writing. He has announced that coloring and writing are "not his thing." For whatever reason, he just doesn't enjoy it.
We've tried our best to encourage him, to make it fun. But it's a slow go. When we color, he would rather scribble. It's not that he can't do it, if he concentrates, he does wonderfully. He just doesn't want to sit still long enough. I guess it's a boy thing, or maybe an energetic, don't-want-to-stop-to-rest thing.
A few days ago, we received a crayon roll from BabyBug Creations. BabyBug Creations makes personalized items for moms and tots. For the Gibbon, the crayon roll provided a reason to get excited about coloring and writing. Because it was covered in Cars, he announced that it was "very cool." I love that the rolls make it so easy to carry crayon with us when we go out. When we're waiting at a restaurant or the doctors office, I can pull it out for him to draw. For once, he was actually sad to put his crayons away! I'm hoping that if we continue to find ways to make drawing and writing exciting, he'll grow to love it.
How do you make writing fun?