I don’t stress a lot about my children writing their names. We write them on lists when we want a turn for a popular toy. We also sign our name on artwork so everyone knows who did the fabulous job.
This time of year even I get a little antsy. You always have those children that are more gross motor motivated and they don’t spend a lot of time in the art center or in table games so they don’t have as much practice as others I get more intent on “signing in”which is an easy way for me to see how far we have come and how far we have to go with name writing.
In reality, is there anything really they need to be able to write their name for at 3 , 4 and five years old? I think it’s just that pride as parents and teachers we have when our kids going to school to be able to say,,she can write her name.
Teaching children to write their name at such a young age is not necessarily something the teacher can control. They have to be able to control their fine motor muscles.
You can see the difference between a three year olds pencil grip
And a four year olds pencil grip
This time of the year I do spend a little bit more time helping children form letters if they’re ready.
An easy thing that I can help you with as parents is make sure you’re teaching your children the correct way to write their name Start with upper case letter at the beginning and lowercase letters to finish it out.
Since we don’t do letter tracing or practice every day I’m pretty proud of where they all are.
(Three year old mommas – don’t compare your child’s writing to a four or five year old. 😜)