Writing Can Be Fun for Kids!


I hear many times from my grandkids that writing is not fun. When I worked in a school system in Massachusetts the kids would groan when we asked them to write a story about their favorite things to do. They would sit at their desks with pencils in hand and stare at a blank sheet of paper.



Writing can come easier for some than others. It’s like anything in life. Some of us excel at sports, while others are spectators. Writing is like a sport only exercising your mind. The more you exercise your mind the easier it becomes to use it to expand your knowledge base.


I believe writing can be fun for kids if we make it so by starting early in schools. Kindergarteners love to talk about their pets, vacations and toys. Why not ask them to tell a story about one of these? If we encourage our children to share stories every year in school they will learn how to write in a fun way.


This can be the beginning of a love of writing for children. It’s an important part of their lives to be able to express themselves in writing. Doors will open for positions that will require writing in their futures. If we encourage our children to strive to be whatever they want to be, they will succeed in life.





Did I mention when I was growing up I had three vocations to choose from as my favorites.

1. Nurse

2. Teacher

3. Writer

Well, you know which one I finally chose. But for several years I was in the medical profession as a medical assistant, secretary, and as an admittance clerk in a hospital.

My next choice #2 – I was employed for a few years in a school setting as a program assistant (aide) working with children with special needs, with those eligible for Chapter One Reading and Math, and as a substitute.

I then moved on to being a secretary where I practiced my writing, editing, and social skills. As a secretary you must be literate and know how to spell and compose sentences to say the least. Also, every letter that I wrote had to be perfect for they were a reflection of my office and the school system.

In my husband’s family and mine there are two teachers at the moment working in elementary schools. My husband, John, has a doctorate in Educational Administration. We are surrounded by learning. That is one of the reasons I try to encourage others to read and now also write with their children.


My oldest grandson is studying to be a teacher and my two middle-grade grandsons love to write. They have given me a copy of a book they have worked on a few years ago. I have yet to sit down with it to edit for them. Life has been so busy for me publishing and writing daily and keeping up with all the activities that go along with families. I will get to it one day.

My youngest grandson, four-years old, is learning sight words now. He is excited to recognize letters and read words. My daughter reads to both of her children each night – at least three books. Of course all my grandchildren receive my books to enjoy. Reading my books has inspired them to want to write too. This makes me extremely happy and proud of them. You know the old adage, children do what they see.


Of course, reading is of the utmost importance at an early age. The more children read the better they will be able to comprehend other subjects in school. Please read to your children daily for their good health and your own.



Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will enjoy the good weather that is here in New England. I am thrilled that it is finally warm. I pray that wherever you like that you are having some fabulous weather.




Stock up on summer reading for you and your children. School will be out soon! Happy summer reading! Http://Jemsbooks.com has books for all ages! All my books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online stores. There are also links to purchase all books on the right of this post under book covers.







Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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11 Responses to Writing Can Be Fun for Kids!

  1. Jennie says:

    This is terrific, Janice!! I’d like to add that when children are exposed to books and are read to, writing stories becomes easier. The imagination is already ‘there’. My three choices for a profession were nurse, teacher, and secretary. I’m glad I picked teacher! Loved this post. Happy weekend to you. 😀

  2. Fabulous post, Janice! I always smile when I see a child with a book. May they never lose the wonder of it. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Friday! 🙂

  3. I totally agree that its easy to get kids to write, Janice. Especially if they are introduced to books at an early age. And it helps to have family members with the teaching and writing bug. 🙂 My grandson, Tornado Boy, is also 4 and since he was a tiny munchkin we’ve been writing down his stories. They are so fun! Happy Writing to you and your family, tall and small. ❤

  4. A lovely post about children and writing. My Michael does not write the physical act of writing. He doesn’t mind making up a story and discussing it but writing it down is a very big deal for him.

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