From stress relief to improved effective writing and communication skills and others, journaling is an excellent activity for varying reasons. In addition, it has no age limit, making it an achievable thing to do for everybody.
This is why your kids can also own and use age-appropriate journals. They could write anything in there – from their dreams and imaginations to the events of their day, their daily schedules and whatnot (of course, with you guiding them).
Here are reasons why journals are of great benefit to your kids:
- Help them handle conflicting feelings
Just as journaling is a way of purging and dealing with challenging situations for adults, the same is true in the case of kids.
- Pen down their thoughts
Journaling helps kids communicate their thoughts, especially those who would rather write than speak and those with highly introverted personalities. This brings us to the next benefit…
- Effective writing and communication skills
Those who would instead communicate by writing can take up journaling to hone their writing skills, eventually helping them share their ideas and thoughts with others. This will help them in the future to effectively take on writing assignments and jobs effortlessly.
My husband recently brought two of these tiny leather journals home for our sons from a trip and immediately designated them The Dream Journals. Ever since they got the books, which live on their shared nightstand, our sons have recorded real and made-up dreams in writing and pictures.
It makes me think that any sort of notebook that feels special enough could make a great Dream Journal gift.
You too can cultivate the culture of journaling and writing in your kids by getting them a journal.
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