This leaflet shows the development of children leading up to their first writing, and reminds parents that the pre-writing stage is just as important.
How to help children learn:
- Try to see things from their point of view
- Let children be children
- Be a playful companion
- Feelings matter
- Don’t expect to be perfect
This is part of the 'Learning together' series of leaflets aims to help parents and other caring adults understand children’s development, play an active part in their learning and enjoy the children they spend time with. The leaflets cover a wide range of topics, including life with babies and toddlers, children’s behaviour, being outdoors, drawing and writing, reading, maths, ICT and equality – and more.