Writing is an essential component of communication. It is the primary basis on which we work and learn, both in school and the community – thus making it a necessary skill for children to learn and master. While writing is different today with computer word processing and spell-check, the learning process is still the same, and exposes children to language, conversation, and creativity.
Writing is celebrated nationally on November 15 with I Love to Write day, a day celebrated in over 30,000 schools across the United States in addition to libraries, bookstores, writing groups and even malls. Started in 2002, Delaware author John Riddle started I Love to Write day with the goal to have “people of all ages spend time writing. They can write a poem, a love letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story… the possibilities are endless.”
Primary Beginnings is celebrating I Love to Write day with its Raleigh preschoolers, helping them develop fine motor skills to become strong writers, readers and communicators.
Encourage your preschooler to learn to write with these tips:
- Teach your child to write his/her own name.
- Let your child practice writing and drawing with pencils, markers, crayons, chalk, paint, etc.
- Rip old newspapers to help hone fine muscular development.
- Teach your child the proper way to hold a pencil.
- Have your child connect the dots on lined paper. This will help them draw straight alphabet letters.
- Read out loud so children can hear how words sound and are put together.
- Trace the outline of letters and shapes.
Primary Beginnings’ main objective is to ensure preschool children are well-prepared to enter the school system, creating a positive learning environment to help children reach their fullest potential. Learn more about our preschool and after-school programs, and then contact us to schedule a tour at either our Spring Forest or North Hills center in North Raleigh!