In these difficult times it is not always easy for children to express how they are feeling. One way of helping them to do this is to write a diary or journal. Learning how to express emotions is a vital life skill and one which keeping a diary can help them develop. Writing a diary is a great way for children to process their thoughts and express their feelings. It can help them build emotional maturity and resilience.
A diary or journal is a wonderful way for your children to record their life. It is a place to write about what is happening and a wonderful way to hold onto memories.
There are lots of fun ways your children could keep a diary - for example, writing short sentences or paragraphs, drawings, photos, video, comic strips any way they wish. They could use a computer, paper or ipad.
Although firstly, what type of diary would they be interested in keeping:
Of course, you can use a single diary for all of these things - or something completely different! Help your children make it their own by allowing them to choose what to write in it. Follow the link to find out how to make a journal out of recycled items.