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Writing tips you can easily serve up

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Meal times can be mad times. De-stress family dinners by getting your excited youngsters involved in the cooking to keep them busy. It’s also an entertaining way for them to keep writing.

Try these dinnertime tips

Tip #1: Make the letter

Sometimes, playing with food can be a good idea. Making letters with the food on their plate can encourage your child to eat their greens, and also write at the same time. Try making the letter ‘A’ with carrots or green beans. And if you can get it, alphabetti spaghetti is perfect for this activity.

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Tip #2: Write a recipe

How about asking your child to write a recipe? (Get ready for some amusing suggestions.) You could talk about your child’s favourite meal, then get them to write out a recipe or some instructions for how to make it. If it’s a bit tricky - they could copy it from a recipe book or a website. The next time you make their favourite food, just follow your child’s recipe together.

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Tip #3: Whose place is it?

Why not get your child to make place names for the family? Fold a sheet of paper in half lengthways then get your child to write place names for everybody who’s eating with you. They could use different colours and decorations that they think each person would like.

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Last updated: 26 Oct, 2018


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