Reception and Upwards
A summer full of activities to get your child's hands moving and games to promote writing.
Are you looking for ways to keep your child's handwriting skills fresh over the summer?
You know that feeling when you haven't written for ages and then you pick up a pen? Writing Club is designed to stop our children from feeling that ache when they head back to school in September.
Fun activities and challenges using objects such as coins, pegs and paper plates will keep your child's hands moving. There are also printable games to encourage to promote writing.
Why did you create the Writing Club?
I have been doing the Handwriting Club (which is also included in the subscription) with my youngest and noticed a massive difference in his writing. He is happier to pick up a pencil and his writing is easier to read.
I wanted to keep these skills fresh over the summer without making it feel like school work or a chore and I wanted us both to have fun. The fine motor skills activities have been a massive hit especially when we compete to see who is the fastest!
What is included?
Each week there will be new games added to develop fine motor skills. These games will use objects such as coins, paper plates, paper cups, pom-poms, pegs and spray bottles.
There will be a short video to show how to do each challenge and some information to explain what skills are being developed. The videos are pre-recorded.
Each week new writing games will be added. These are designed to get your child writing without it feeling like a chore! The games can be downloaded as a printable pdf or you can look at them on your device and use a blank piece of paper to play.
Where will I find the activities?
The activities, videos and downloads are all available on the app and the website. You can find out how to download the app on the Subscribe page.
How long will the activities take to complete?
The aim of the fine motor challenges is to complete them as quickly as possible! Each activity only takes a minute or so but we got quite competitive and ended up playing for a lot longer to see if we could beat each other's times!
The writing games are also designed to be quick activities to keep your child's attention.
Do I have to buy each club individually?
No, all of the clubs are included in the monthly subscription and you can cancel at any time.
I'm Anna and I have a degree in Primary Education and 15 years of teaching experience. During lockdown, I became a teacher to my own two children and shared the learning we did together on my Instagram account which has grown to over 49K followers.
I set up Mini Writers Club to share activities, tips and resources to help you support your child at home with phonics, reading and writing.
When I'm not busy working on Mini Writers Club, you can find me outside doing some gardening or trying to hula hoop (unsuccessfully).