Learning how to write

When does a child learn how to write? Earlier than you might think 🙂

Educationalists generally agree that before a child is ready to hold a pencil and form letters correctly, they need to have developed fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This means that the brain has to become accustomed to working in conjunction with the muscles in the hand. Educators at Buttercups acknowledge the importance of getting little hands ready for writing and provide various experiences for early learning of pre-writing skills across all rooms each day e.g. threading, pouring, scribbling, painting etc.

To read more about handwriting skills for children have a look at this link – https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/play-learning/learning-ideas/handwriting