Kids 9 to 10 years: Writing

Reading and writing go together. Both are ways to represent spoken words and to communicate information. Nine- and ten-year-olds are developing their ability to logically order their writings, like book reports and short stories.


  • Journaling
    • Encourage your child to keep a journal. This will help your child express their feelings.
  • Write a short story.
    • Writing a short story will help your child order events sequentially. Their story structure should have a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Use images to write.
    • Find a wordless book, like a graphic novel, and ask your tween to create text to accompany the images.

Learn more

Parents and caregivers, here are some books on writing for kids.