Learning to write

Sunday 22 January 2012

Now that your child knows lots of letter sounds, they are keen to use their phonic knowledge to write. The process of writing is not easy and research has shown that for some children, especially boys, holding a pencil can be physically painful if the muscles of the thumb and fingers are not strong enough.

Why not try some of the following activities at home to help develop the necessary muscles for writing:

Please encourage your child to write at home and hold the pencil correctly.  However, remember that if your child’s muscles are not ready, forcing them to write at length may put them off. Practising a little every day and doing some of the above activities is far more beneficial than a longer period of writing practice.