How does play teach my child to write?
Play is the best way to prepare young children for kindergarten. It is amazing the educational skills learned when playing including the ability to write and create stories. Explore how dramatic play, block play, and outside play all provide opportunities for young children to develop creative storytelling skills needed to be successful writers in the elementary, middle, and high school years.
When will my child be able to write?
As parents and teachers, we are all concerned about teaching our children to write; however, before children can write, they must have several foundational skills in place including understanding print carries meaning and conveys a message. Learn ways to promote the writing process with young children and ways we can ensure they are properly developing skills to be successful in school.
So Much More than the ABCs: The Early Phases of Reading and Writing by Judith Schickedanz & Molly F. Collins
Learning about Language and Literacy in Preschool (A NAEYC publication)
Everyday Steps to Reading and Writing
When do children start to write letters?
A common questions among parents is what age do children start to write letters? Part of the early writing process is children understanding that letters are used to form words and convey a message on paper. If given plenty of opportunities for open-ended drawing, children will start to draw letters on their paper and eventually letter strings. Watch to learn more about the writing process and see examples of what young children’s drawings might look like as they develop as emergent writers.
What are the early stages of writing for preschool age children?
An essential and early part of the writing process involves children having ample opportunities to draw. Around the age of three, you will notice that children’s scribbling will start to look like something and say something. See samples of the different developmental stages you can expect children to progress through as they are learning to write. Also learn best practices to help promote the emergent writing process.