Writing and Spelling
Any home activities our children engage in, encourage them to draw a picture and make marks. For example:
- trace with a stick in some mud on the garden
- use chalk or a paintbrush and a bucket of water to make marks on the garden patio or walls
- use crayons or felt-tip pens on paper
- in the bath, tracing patterns through the bubbles,
Ask you child, by saying 'Tell me about your drawing?' Encourage them to describe what they have made.
Opportunities to mark-make is key to developing writing skills.
Here you will find more ideas to help your children make marks in exciting ways: