Helping your child with their writing skills at home not only helps them become better readers but also is an important way to help them express and organize their ideas. To help your kids with their writing and spelling skills at home, keep any writing tools such as markers or pencils available so that they can use them during their daily play. When they draw, this allows them to practice using the correct muscles for holding a pencil. Another great way to help them practice writing is to work with them on writing their name. Other ways to help them practice writing is to get them involved in your daily writing activities such as making your grocery list by writing the letters together, or spelling letters or saying letter sounds. Or try different methods such as writing in sand or in the air because it allows them to feel the shape and the motion of the letter. Lastly, what is most important is reading books with your kids. When kids have been read to from infancy, it actually helps them learn to read and write.

Reading with your child and helping them with writing and spelling can help boost their achievement. Certain skills, like reading and counting, are worth really practicing at home because they’re fundamental to your child’s progress later on.

Open A Book
By Jane Baskwill

Open a book
And you will find
People and places of every kind
Open a book
And you can be
Anything that you want to be:
Open a book
And you can share
Wondrous worlds you find in there
Open a books
And I will too
You read to me
And I’ll read to you.