You might notice that:
- I can tell you what the marks, shapes, letters and pictures that I make mean.
- I know that when I say a word and you write it down, that the letters you use make the word I have said.
- When you say a word, I can hear and tell you the first sound in the word.
- I can say each of the sounds in a short word like “dog”. When you say each of the sounds “d-o-g”, I can put the sounds together and tell you the word.
- I can tell you the names and sounds of each of the letters in the alphabet.
- I am beginning to use letters in my writing. Sometimes I write the right letter with the sound I make as I say the word.
- I can write my name.
- I can write labels for things to sell when I am playing shops.
- I can write a short caption, like “my big car”, to tell you what I have made with boxes.
- I try to write short sentences like “I can jump” when I am making a book about me.
How you can help me learn:
- Make a pretend shop with me and let me write the price lists.
- Make number plates with me for my cars.
- Make a photo book of our family, or about the time we went to the park, and let me write my own words in it.