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...
Simple ideas you can do to create a print rich environment in your preschool classroom.
A focus on coloring within the lines will not lead towards creative expression, imagination, and the ability to think outside of the lines!