Have paper and pencil or markers for the child.
Ask the child to write under one of her drawings her name and a label for her drawing.
The child recognizes some letters, but cannot write all of the letters she knows.
Children like the idea of putting their ideas on paper, so adults can encourage writing by acknowledging whatever they write as being writing that carries meaning. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to model how to write specific letters or words as they are doing writing tasks.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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