Have paper and pencil or markers for the child.
Ask the child to write under one of his drawings his name and a label for his drawing.
The child begins to create actual letters, but his letters may be formed in an unusual sequence or look out of balance. The child makes letters with straight lines more easily.
Early childhood educators and parents should involve children in writing for multiple purposes. The more practice the children have with writing in interesting activities, the more enthusiastic the children will be about learning to write.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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