Having run a successful Creative Writing Summer Camp for children in July, I am now setting up a monthly ‘Creative Writing Class/Book Club’ for children at Warrenview Manor in Muff.
The class will run on one Saturday per month and take two age groups. A morning class from 10.30am – 12.30pm for 6-8 year olds, and an afternoon class from 1.30pm-4.30pm for 9-12 year olds.
The monthly class will incorporate a combination of creative writing alongside reading skills for both age groups.
Reading Below are just some of the benefits of Creative Writing:
Benefits of Creative Writing for Children:
1. Creative Writing encourages children to use their imagination – not only is this fun but it teaches children to ‘think outside the box’.
2. Creative Writing develops reading, writing and learning skills – While writing, children are exploring words and grammar: later in school life this will help broaden their thought process.
3. Creative Writing develops self-confidence and Identity – in writing, children learn about themselves and see that they have the ability to create something unique.
4. Creative Writing teaches children about Empathy – when writing about a character, the writer must decide how that character feels? How they behave? This encourages children to be empathetic towards others in real life.
5. Creative Writing provides an emotional outlet – children have the opportunity to express certain thoughts and ideas in a safe manner.
girl writing
Reading only serves to stimulate the imagination and it’s never too early to start writing and reading creatively.
I firmly believe that if children develop creative thinking at a young age, all subject areas in school will benefit as they progress through their education.
Booking for both class times is essential as places are limited. To secure your childs place, call Grainne on 0863148541 or E: [email protected]
Should there be an interest in other areas for a similar class, I will arrange such to suit.
Cost for classes: Morning 2 hour class €10 and Afternoon 3 hour class €15