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Suitable for older children (in secondary school) and teenagers
You may find it rewarding to help and encourage your child to keep a diary in English. This could be something private, or they could write a blog, and either make it public or make it only available to people they choose. You could use this procedure:
When learners can connect the language they are learning with their own lives, it can have a very positive effect on their motivation.
Suitable for younger children (in primary school)
If your child is too young to write their own diary, they may still love to talk about themselves and tell you their ‘news’.
By doing this your child will learn to read the words in English, gain confidence and slowly recognise patterns in the text.
Collect these texts on a wall in their bedroom or make up a mini-book to read later on.
Watch a young learner doing this activity here.
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