Here are some tips to help your child connect speaking with writing.
All year long we have been learning and reciting the mantra:
“Everything we say we can write.
Everything we write we can read.
And so can the rest of the world!”
This saying helps children realize that anything someone verbalizes can be written down into print.
Anytime you can get a child to write, it is great for their skill development; mostly it allows them to discover the conventions of print through their own exploration. Kindergartners are always pretending to be little adults most of the time during imagination
My students love to play house, restaurant, banker, etc. If you include writing into those areas of play, children will be more likely to take chances with their writing and they will be less likely to worry about how things are spelled—and we know the more they practice the better their writing will be.
The more children feel comfortable to try writing, the better their writing will soon become. So, here are some ideas of ways you can get your child to do more writing: