Videos on Writing for Parents and Kids

By Peter Barbagallo on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Child Doing HomeworkMany children struggle with writing either by hand or typing. Kids can be unmotivated to start writing or have issues with translating their thoughts onto paper. Luckily this is a common problem and there are some great videos out there that will help teach parents and kids some memorization strategies of basic writing rules and methods of getting started and staying focused. This post has links to several different videos for both parents and kids that will help your child feel more confident in their writing ability and give parents some advice on how to help their child grow their writing skills.

Our team of neuropsychologists, school psychologists, and psychology students at South County Child and Family Consultants are committed to searching the Internet and beyond to find reputable, informative, and practical tools to help parents, children, and teens improve their writing skills. We look for the best information online to help kids diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Executive Functioning Difficulties, struggles with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills,  Autism, Depression, and Anxiety and provide you with information about how neuropsychological evaluations help in targeting concerns with writing skills. Come back regularly, as the links are updated frequently.

Videos For Kids

The Sentence Song
In this fun-filled video for elementary school students, a song is presented about how to use capital letters and punctuation marks. This video is targeted to elementary-aged children.  

Need Writing Help? Improve Writing Skills With These Writing Tips
Catered towards high school students, this brief video shares some tips and tricks for enhancing writing skills. These include important advice about time management and organization. 

Writing is Cool!
A fun-filled song and video catered towards beginner writers. This song talks about the basics of writing, such as how to formulate sentences and grammar rules! 

Writing Tips for Kids Who Hate to Write 
This video shares some strategies on how parents can encourage their children’s writing skills using technology. This includes an instructional guide on how to use assistive technology and is particularly catered for children who struggle with writing. 

Homeschool Pop
This video teaches kids about the grammar structure needed in order to have rounded writing skills. This video educates children of all ages about the language arts and provides supplemental activities to practice these skills!

Teaching Without Frills
This youtube channel is particularly useful for students that want to learn how to write for different situations. This includes how to write in a persuasive fashion, informatively, and more! 

Videos For Parents

Handwriting: First With Kids – Vermont Children’s Hospital, Fletcher Allen
This video does a great job connecting handwriting skills to other skills like reading and talking. This reputable doctor will help you understand when you should start worrying about your child’s handwriting skills.

What is dysgraphia? | Abigail Lee | Winter Park High School
This TedTalk teaches what the learning disability dysgraphia is and what effects it has on a child in their early develpmental stage. It’s important to realize if your child is struggling with writing most likely they are just slow to pick up the skill and not suffering from dysgraphia. however, this learning disability is important to know about.

The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind | Dean Bragonier | TEDxMarthasVineyard
This is another TedTalk discussing the details of dyslexia. While dyslexia is most commonly related to reading, it can still have drastic effects on your child’s writing abilities.

“Smart Kids Who Hate to Write” by Dianne Craft | Curing Dysgraphia
This video is an excerpt from Dianna Craft’s DVD “Smart Kids Who Hate to Write”. In this Video Dianna talks about children who are reluctant to write and how it can affect them emotionally and mentally.

Helping Your Child Write
This video is full of different activists and advice to help your child learn to love writing. This video covers activities that will help your child start writing and practice their newfound writing skills.


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