15th August 2017
15th August 2017
As children get a start to their proper school education with Kindergarten (UKG), handwriting plays a very important role in it all. As children start to develop in other areas, handwriting is directly related to their finger development skills. Fine motor skills and their physical development plays a very important role in how your child will do in hand writing.
Writing develops in a rapid pace in Kindergarten (UKG), from tracing the alphabets and ending in higher-level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete and coherent thoughts.
It starts with scribbles from Kindergarten (UKG) and proceeds onto writing the ABCS.
It is important to pay close attention to your Kindergarten (UKG) child and observe what and how they write. Keep reading to assess the types of questions you should ask yourself to understand your Kindergarten (UKG) child’s handwriting skills.
Is your UKG child developing age-appropriate writing skills?
The most important thing for parents to remember is that writing during the Kindergarten (UKG) years is messy but becoming more precise! Don’t worry it does not look picture perfect. The goal is to continue to help your Kindergarten (UKG) child understand how writing actually works, that it is related to reading, that it communicates information, through words and symbols. There are a few basic set of writing skills your Kindergarten (UKG) child should know between the ages of 4 and 5. Make a note of the following questions, and watch how your child is performing in each area. Does my Kindergarten (UKG) child:
By end of the Kindergarten (UKG), your child should be able to:
How to encourage early writing skills at home
Now that you know some of the basic writing skills Kindergarten (UKG) children need to have, here are a few ways in which you can encourage them to practice writing:
Keeping track of writing in your child’s Kindergarten (UKG)
These days, there is an increasing level of structure even in Kindergarten (UKG) . While there is a lot of down time, there is also a growth in learning and rigorous curriculum. If your child’s Kindergarten (UKG) is not following a rigors standard, then enrolling your child in a digital learning program is key. Keeping track of how well your young child is learning to write is important. For that, do the following:
When to worry
If you are concerned about your child’s writing skills and think that they are below-average for his or her age group, please note that not all children develop at the same pace. However, you may want to seek help if your child:
Discuss your worries with your child’s kindergarten teacher. In parallel, enroll them in an integrated digital child development and learning program. Your child’s pediatrician might also be able to provide guidance. And, make sure that your child has gone through routine vision and hearing tests.
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