The School Run is a parent support website packed with information and resources. Though diary style books such as Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates are popular amongst young readers, the number of children who keep a diary of their own has fallen. The School Run says:
Writing a diary is more than just a way for your child to record their daily life: it can have impressive educational benefits, too
In a study the National Literacy Trust reports that of those who write in a diary at least once a month, 5.5% write below their expected, 67.4% write at the expected level and 27.1% write above the expected level.
Click here for The School Run's Eight Great Reasons Why Your Child Should Keep a Diary