10 Online Tools For Kids To Improve Grammar, Writing And Editing Skills

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Published Sep 7, 2017

Writing is a skill that every child should have under their belt, and as a parent you want to help them develop it.

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There are lots of grammar resources available online, but which ones are the best for your children? These ten tools are handpicked to help children of any age develop their skills with ease.

1. Academized

Grammar is tricky beast at the best of times, and for children it can feel like a minefield. That's why this grammar handbook is so helpful. If your child is stuck with a certain rule, you can look it up together here. The more they use it, the more they'll learn. That will mean they will make fewer mistakes in their writing. 

2. Assignment Help

This is another great grammar resource for your children. It links to a wide array of grammar resources across the web, all you have to do is pick one according to your child's needs. There's quizzes, guides, and even vintage grammar guides so you can investigate the history of grammar.

3. Cite It In

Citations are vital in your children's essay work, especially as they get older and start preparing for college. If they don't use them, the reader can't see where they've used other academics' ideas. They can use this resource to create the right citation to paste into their essay whenever they need to.

4. UK Writings

As a parent, you want to be able to help your child with their writing, but you feel that you don't have the skills yourself. That's why this writing service is so useful. You can contact a writer there to help your child out when they need it. They can help with a single essay or assignment, or work with you on a longer term basis if needed.

5. Teach The Children Well

This list has a great range of resources for you and your child to try. Why not give the Comic Creator or the Creative Writing Prompts at home?

6. Easy Word Count

All essays have a word limit, to give your child a framework to work with. If they go over the word count, it's a sign that there's too much going on and some of their writing needs to be cut. Check how much they've written by using this tool to get a word count. 

7. Essayroo

If your child has trouble editing and proofreading, try this service. The writers here can go through their essays with them, and show them where errors need to be corrected. They'll pick up a lot of editing tips along the way.

8. My Kid's Way

Does your child prefer to see examples of work before they attempt to create their own? Then this is a site you should keep bookmarked. There's lots of examples here, listed by category so you can find one that matches your child's assignment with ease. 

9. Boom Essays

This writing service is a great place for older students to go, especially when they're writing their college application essays. The writers here can help them plan the essay out and work out what needs to be included, so they can get the best results possible.

10. Harvard College Grammar Tips

This website, put together by top academics at Harvard College, gives your child useful, actionable advice on what they should and shouldn't be doing in their writing. It's a great basis to work from, before they start writing.

Your children will find that these tools make writing a whole lot easier. Give them a try for yourself.


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