Just a couple of months ago Ryan didn’t want anything to do with writing. I was having a really hard time not pushing it. I modified our school activities to not include as much handwriting (actually hardly any at all). I left him tons of special messages. I incorporated lots of ways for him to see me write in daily life, and I tried to entice him by creating an awesome writing center.
I’m not sure how all of my actions played in, but he took the time he needed and now I can’t get the kid to stop writing!! He is spending hours a day using his writing center and anything else he can get his hands on to ‘make mail’ for people, make signs, and leave letters for family members all over the house. I think I’m going to have to add postage stamps to our monthly budget!
It’s so cool to see his learning explode in a new direction, and to be validated in my knowing that all he needed was time and encouragement!