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Old Mar 6th, 2014, 03:27 AM   31
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4 turning 5, he hates writing.



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Old Mar 6th, 2014, 08:28 AM   32
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Joshua was 3.5years when he wrote a birthday card out for his dad.

Can't remember when he was able to write just his name, just before or just after he turned 3 I think.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 04:33 AM   33
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3.5 she writes it beautifully, but now I find her name on everything lol, she just tags what she can with her name



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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 04:43 AM   34
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My DD has absolutely no interest in writing at all, my biggest worry was that when she goes to school in September they'd expect her to be able to do it.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 04:58 AM   35
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William couldnt write at all when he went to school. And now he is there 6 months and can write his name., They are there to teach them that too. So dont worry.



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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 05:04 AM   36
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About 3.5 but I wasn't encouraging it - it's quite well supported by research that children do better if they don't learn to read and write until they're 6-7. Especially for boys, I understand there's a link between being taught earlier than that and dyslexia. I was quite cross at the nursery that they insist every child tries to write their name once a day (in any format - in the sand, on the whiteboard, chalking on the floor etc). I would have moved LO if she didn't want to do it anyway. I'm happy to teach a child who asks but I'd never set out to teach them other than that. My youngest will go to the same nursery but I'll move her if she's not wanting to learn to write herself before they teach her.



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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 05:57 AM   37
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At 2 she could spell it with magnetic letters and would draw 3 shapes one to indicate each letter.
Now at 2 and a half she can write it legibly most of the time.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 06:15 AM   38
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Megan was about 3 and 5 months when she started attempting it and by three and a half could write it fine. She has much more of an interest in letters and numbers than climbing/walking/drawing!!



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 06:31 AM   39
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My DD has absolutely no interest in writing at all, my biggest worry was that when she goes to school in September they'd expect her to be able to do it.
They really won't expect it. Some kids can, some can't. To be honest it's not always a help if they can write it anyway because schools have their own handwriting scheme which doesn't necessarily match the way that they have been taught to form the letters at home. And many children are taught to write their name in capitals, which takes a while to "undo". I am a teacher and I am not going to bother teaching Billy to write his. He will pick it up quickly at school.



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Old Mar 7th, 2014, 06:37 AM   40
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About 3.5 but I wasn't encouraging it - it's quite well supported by research that children do better if they don't learn to read and write until they're 6-7. Especially for boys, I understand there's a link between being taught earlier than that and dyslexia. I was quite cross at the nursery that they insist every child tries to write their name once a day (in any format - in the sand, on the whiteboard, chalking on the floor etc). I would have moved LO if she didn't want to do it anyway. I'm happy to teach a child who asks but I'd never set out to teach them other than that. My youngest will go to the same nursery but I'll move her if she's not wanting to learn to write herself before they teach her.
Good to hear we are doing something right xD



 
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