Enhancing Pre-Writing Skills for Your Little One Writing is more of a learnt characteristic than something to be born with and if you follow a few steps, you are sure to make writing fun for your little one, without making it sound like a learning activity. Children between the ages of 3 and 5 wish to communicate via writing just the way grownups do. They love the thought of writing notes, making lists, etc. Don’t stop them from doing so, because when children make-believe to write, it is a sign of their understanding the functions of print. They begin to be acquainted with both reading as well as writing. If you follow a few steps given below you are sure to make writing fun for your little one without making it sound like a learning activity. After all, writing is more of a learnt characteristic than something to be born with. 1. Coach them:
Primarily, practice, language
skills and expression abilities play a vital role in children’s growth and development. For this, you can teach them new words on a daily basis with meanings in an easy to understand language. For instance, you can show your toddler the picture of the new word or use it in a sentence. This gives them a comprehensible viewpoint about the word, its meaning as well as its usage. 2. Let them dream: Egg on your child to envision and aspire. This is the best way to start off a child’s writing journey. It will require a lot of tolerance and time, but in the end it will be worth the effort. When children express their imagination, don’t put it away, give confidence to them, because what appears as unreal and gibberish is very real to children.
3. Involve them in activities: Kids learn to write not only when you make them write, but also when youâ€™re involved in other activities. For example, you could play catch, draw, cook or bake with them, etc. Help them trace letters, shapes or numbers with their fingers. For this you can ask play card games, sing the alphabet song or whatever suits your childâ€™s mood. 4. Give them the writing material: An ideal parent is the one who knows the needs and requirements of the child without overdoing it. Therefore, give your child paper, crayons, pencils, and other items.
Besides these pointers, keep in mind that your childâ€™s posture is correct. He uses the desk and sits erect on a chair. Involve them in activities while you ask them to pay attention, so that they can repeat after you. Strengthen their movements by incorporating activities that use their arms, shoulders and wrists. The basic idea is to develop the hand and eye co-ordination. In any case, a rich language environment is the base for good writing.
Published on Apr 23, 2013