In the preschool classrooms, children’s scribbles may begin to look like real letters, but writing is one of those developmental milestones that varies greatly from child to child. A lot depends on fine motor development.
Our goal is to help children enhance their fine motor skills and understand that writing connects to reading. Writing communicates information, through words and symbols. To encourage writing skills, we support children in:
- Expressing ideas and stories through pictures they draw
- Using crayons, markers and pencils for drawing and writing
- Copying and drawing lines and circles
- Attempting to write some of the letters in their first name
Writing centers in the classrooms include various types of paper, cards, and writing utensils. Children are encouraged to write notes to their family, as well as center friends!