I find it fascinating when children move into that stage of realising that forming letters and words on paper is different to drawing pictures. Immy has recently started telling me that she is ‘writing.’ Usually she is ‘writing shopping lists,’ probably because lists are what she sees me write most often.
Although these are very early attempts, I can already see that there are some distinct letter-like formations in amongst the scribbles and very different shapes to those she uses when drawing. All of which is perfectly normal for children in the very initial approximated writing phase of learning to write.
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