Over the last four years, you have been helping your child get ready for school. Remember giving him little bits of food to pick up with his thumb and tiny pointer finger (pincer grasp) when he was a baby? That was the start of skills he now uses to pick up and hold a crayon to write. Who would have thought that the pincer grasp in infancy was an early writing skill? Now it is time to refine and expand those skills.
“Children who demonstrated higher level skills when entering kindergarten, were, on the whole, those who experienced interesting talk, with lots of new words, and literacy activities such as frequent and varied book reading with different people.” (DICKINSON, D., & TABORS, P., 2001)
Preschoolers are natural scientists. They love to explore, experiment, observe and manipulate, learning and testing how things work.” (CALKINS, L., 1997)