Creative Writing and Literacy Skills for Kids

Home Educators

Bring creative literacy skills into your Home Education experience with this wide range of fun easy-to-use self-learning ideas and activities. Let your children’s imaginations run wild and see what they can create with words.

Parents

Boost your child’s confidence and ability in literacy skills with time and space for the creativity that is often squeezed out by the pressures of the classroom. They can use Wild Literacy’s huge range of fun ideas and activities independently or with you.

Schools

Get quick creative ideas that are fun, low-prep, and make a big impact on children’s learning and confidence. Wild Literacy activities give children space to find and use their voice and see that everyone has the ability to be creative with words.

The Wild Literacy Manifesto

Literacy has been caged. Too often it is reduced to things that can be measured and compared with rigid pre-set targets that restrain and strangle, becoming a tick-box exercise, a dry and dull task to show technical skill and knowledge. Literacy becomes about following a narrow, designated path rather than running unrestrained through wild terrain. Wild Literacy is about giving children space to build their confidence and ability in using words; to enable them to find their voice and use it. Literacy should be about setting children free and enabling them to engage with the world around them. Literacy should not be caged or domesticated; it should be untamed, unleashed and wild!

Read the full manifesto

Wild Literacy offers a wide range of easy-to-use activities. The site has been designed so that children can easily navigate it and find an activity they would like to do.

All the activities are written in child-friendly language. Children can explore the site independently or with an adult.

Choose a subscription to suit your needs and let your literacy go wild!

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"A creative space where a passion for words and ideas shines through."

“Wild Literacy is a marvellous resource, that continues to accompany us on our home education adventures. At times a starting point, at others a place to consult at points along the way, it provides a creative space where a passion for words and ideas shines through and where there are no limitations on thoughts or requirements for technical knowledge. I do not currently have children who write; more importantly, for me, I see children who are endlessly entertained by playing with and discussing words and concepts and who view all forms of literature with curiosity, not suspicion. Wild terrain indeed…”

– Katy, home-educating parent

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"Perhaps our most valuable literacy resource."

“Wild Literacy is perhaps our most valuable literacy resource. It engages and expands not only the children’s joy of literacy but the educator’s too. Rachel has the ability to think outside the confines of traditional literacy pedagogy to how a child ‘feels’ about the world of literacy. The focus is not simply on getting children to understand concepts (although that is there too) but how to get them to use literacy to enhance their imaginations and expressions. There is plenty here for many ages and those who love to write or draw or talk or film. You tell a story but then comes the polishing and enhancing and detailing it. My children regularly take out and play with the activities and we have barrels of laughter ensuing as they put together absurd combinations of words together.

“As an educator, don’t expect to print out worksheets and get your kids to get on with it. You have to read the activities and make your own bingo sheets etc. While initially I was put off by this, as I was hoping to engage little (after all, literacy conjures up fronted adverbials or something that I didn’t care much for then and not now). But then I realized literacy should not be a one size fits all approach and that is precisely where you need someone who is passionate and learned enough to communicate concepts to you in a lucid fashion. That is where Rachel comes in! Spend some time familiarising yourself with whatever you wish to start with a notebook for notes, or print our her guidance for activities. I guarantee that you will be surprised by how much your preparations will pay off. Thank you Rachel for all your hard work.”

– Hena, home-educating parent