As a speech-language pathologist who works primarily with toddlers and preschool-age children, I design therapy activities that enhance pre-literacy skills. In part 1 of this blog post series, I discussed ways to support early reading skills. In this post, I want to discuss strategies and activities to support early writing skills.
Here is an overview of milestones for the development of early writing skills:
Strategies and Activities for Supporting Early Writing Skills
When learning is fun and relevant, it is intrinsically motivating to the child. That means the child participates in the activity because she wants to...not because she earned a reward for doing so. I hope you find these strategies and activities useful. Let me know if there are any others you'd like to share!
What therapists and educators need to know about early child development
Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who specializes in apraxia, autism and early intervention.