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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: