Kindergarten children rarely are able to pick out a topic to write about on their own. They want to write, but thinking of what to write about is a daunting task. You might talk to your child before he/she writes in his/her journal at school, chooses to go to the writing center during centers/free choice at school, or even writes for you at home. Talk about different options for what to write about and help your child come up with a few choices to help him/her with the thinking process. You will help to narrow down the search for a topic and when he/she is able to choose a topic for writing they will be learning to think on their own and make decisions on their own. We won’t always be right alongside of our children when they need to think and make decisions but we can teach them how to do it.