The Benefits of Journaling for Children

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Writing is an outlet for some, and for children it can be a way of understanding themselves and their thoughts. They will have somewhere where they can document their day and how they’ve been feeling which can offer clarity and perspective. Below are some more benefits that journaling can have on children according to a girls’ school in London.

Handwriting

In KS1 and throughout primary school, your child will work on their handwriting. Having a journal can help with this as they will have regular practice outside of school.

Writing Skills

There’s also the actual quality of their writing. As they begin to write more, they will improve on their written communication and conveying themselves through words as well as their spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Emotional Wellness

We all have mental health and it’s important that we’re able to understand how we are feeling so that we can deal with our emotions better. Journaling is a way that we’re able to do that as we can reflect on events of the day and how we feel as a result. 

Making Better Decisions

Also, by taking the time to think and reflect, they will be able to make better decisions with regards to the future as opposed to making them on impulse.

Organisation

While at school your child will likely have a range of homework tasks set by their teachers which they will need to stay on top of. A journal is a place where they can log it all and keep organised.

Memories

In a few years’ time when they’re older they might want to look back on their childhood and what they were like. A journal is a way that they can go back and relive it through their own words. It’s a lovely way for them to see how much they’ve grown since.

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