Last year we had a great article from Sarah Morris of the Primrose Schools on Tips for Encouraging your Child’s Emerging Writing Skills. This past weekend I celebrated my birthday with my family and my almost 2.5 year old nephew Atticus. He picked out my birthday card and even signed it-with a rectangle and circles for his name “Ax” It was pretty good for a 2.5 year old. Many families are sending holiday cards out now, why not get your kids to help sign some of the cards. Not sure how to encourage them to write etc. ? Then make sure you check out these fun tips to encourage them.
– Model writing behaviors. Seeing you make lists, write notes, letters, emails and text messages normalizes writing and teaches children that this is what adults do. When your child asks how to form a letter, teach by showing, describing proper pencil-holding technique and narrating the strokes as you write. Help to build mind-body connections by having your child practice forming letters in the air using broad arm strokes as well as more precise finger motions
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introduction by Alice Shaffer,
Regarding Nannies Development Team Member