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3 writing skills they can practise on a phone

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Sending messages to pals and family members is something we all do every day. Getting your child involved with writing and sending messages is also great fun for both of you – and a good way to keep them engaged whether you’re at home, or out and about.

Tips for playing on mobile phones

Tip #1: Spell their name

Get your child to spell out their name to sign off a message. Explain how a text message works, then talk about the person you’re messaging and tell your child what you’re going to say. When you’re sending the text message, they could sign it off by spelling out their name.

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Tip #2: Write a message

Why not write a text message together? You could decide together who you’re going to text, and talk about what you’re going to say. Your child could then write the text message (or tell you what to write).

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Tip #3: Send a message

Have a go at getting your child to write and send a message. When you’ve decided who you’re going to text, you could encourage your child to write their own text message and send it. They’ll love reading the reply when it comes in, too.

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Last updated: 26 Oct, 2018


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