Not really. "Tener que" means "have to" in the sense of "must." What you wrote would be "Los niños tienen mucho de escribir."
Why is there a "que" in this sentence? Why not simply "tienen escribir?"
Tener que is a fixed expression, meaning have to.
Tienen by itself means they have.
Gamekkeut, I've noticed you go out of your way to answer sentence questions here. Thank you for this.
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