This guy loves to write. He chooses to write. He sees a purpose for writing. Here is what I did to encourage writing in my home.
1. Have stuff to write with. Every year for Christmas I tell my mom to get the boys the same things, crayons, markers, and pencils. They are great gifts and we always need them. So gather some writing utensils.
2. Make the writing utensil accessible to them. We have ours in a low cupboard that the boys can reach.
3. Have LOTS of paper. Don't freak out when they use a ton, because they will. Save old pieces of mail for them to use the backs. Make the paper accessible.
4. Pick up cute notebooks when they are on sale. Cute notebooks hit the clearance shelves quiet often, especially seasonal ones. Kids LOVE to write in a notebook.
5. Wallah. Your kid will write, and if that doesn't encourage them, put the stuff all out on a desk or table. Model writing, by showing what you write everyday...a grocery list, a workout, a lesson plan. Don't MAKE them write, they could draw or color. Just get the writing utensils in their hand.
6. Encourage writing by mentioning it. For example The six year will be talking about a house or something he wants to build in Mindcraft, and I'll say "That's cool, maybe you could make a plan on paper for that." and he says, " Great idea, Mom!" and runs off to do it. (this actually happened this morning.) Here he is below, planning.
And you really just have to get the oldest kid you have to like writing, because the little one just does whatever he does anyway...
Write away with your little ones! They will amaze you!