Journaling is a valuable, educational and FUN way for children to record meaningful experiences in their lives and document them in words and pictures.
Picture Journaling for Children
By Sunny Im-Wang, Psy.D., S.S.P.
Journaling is an effective way to teach planning skills, understanding of time (before versus now), and organization of both thoughts and materials. It is also a great way to help children practice viewing events, situations, and one’s self from present to past and into the future (what will happen).
Picture journaling can help children develop their life skills in relation to:
Differentiating past, present, and future
Determining logical and chronological order
Expressive Communication Skills
Conveying ideas with words
Planning and Execution
Goal-setting and the steps to achieving the goal