Before young children will find success in what is typically considered “real writing,” they need time to explore the writing process through fun experiences like salt box writing and other playful activities. Young children are still developing their fine motor skills so the strength and motor control isn’t aways on par with what it may seem like a child is ready to do. Let me encourage you to keep the writing process stress free so and be patient. As your child’s physical and cognitive development matures, so will your child’s writing skills and abilities.
Here are some examples of how we explore the writing process...
Exploring the “4 R’s” in our preschool classroom as we had fun with rainbow reading, rainbow writing, and rainbow arithmetic!
Mini-Plexiglass Easels are a terrific tool for inviting young children to color and write!
Parent involvement in early literacy is the key to academic success by Dr. Erika Burton of Stepping Stones Together Early childhood education sets the stage for