Expressive Language, Early Writing
Writing Begins with Art
With all the reading you've been doing together, your child is starting to make the connection that the words on the page are an important part of the storytelling experience. As her interest in words and letters grows, she may try to copy them and begin to scribble in a way that imitates writing. Instead of long lines and different shapes, you might see "chicken scratch" in long rows across the page. She is still a little way off from true writing, but the art she creates now is preparing her fine motor muscles and teaching her about the different materials that are out there for her to use for future writing skills.
Has your child achieved the following Expressive Language and Early Writing developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) she has already mastered to date!