Building Strong Writers: A Peek Inside the Early Childhood Classroom

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  • 19 Mar, 2024
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Building Strong Writers: A Peek Inside the Early Childhood Classroom

Welcome back, Happy Ladybird families! We’re excited to continue our series on exploring key areas of focus in early childhood education. As we mentioned previously, these early years are critical for establishing a strong foundation for future learning.

Part 1: Mastering the Art of Reading

In our previous articles, we delved into the journey of reading development. We saw how a focus on sound awareness, followed by letter recognition and blending, paves the way for children to confidently read CVC words, sentences, and more. The more children practice reading, the stronger their skills become.

Part 2: Let’s Talk Writing!

Now, let’s shift our focus to another crucial skill: writing! In the early years classroom, the emphasis is on fostering a love for writing and creating a positive association with the written word. ✏️

Here’s a glimpse into what writing exploration might look like:

  • Early Mark Making: Young children begin by exploring different materials and creating marks on paper. This seemingly simple activity helps them develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, both essential for future writing success. ✍️
  • Letter Formation: As children become more comfortable with mark-making, they start to explore letter shapes. Teachers may use playful activities and songs to introduce letters and guide letter formation practice.
  • Storytelling Through Pictures: Children are natural storytellers. Encouraging them to “write” stories using pictures allows them to express their creativity and develop a sense of narrative.
  • Shared Writing: Engaging children in collaborative writing activities like creating stories together on a large piece of paper fosters communication and early literacy skills. ️


The focus in early writing is not on perfect penmanship or spelling. It’s about nurturing a love for language, exploring communication through writing, and building the foundation for future success.

Stay tuned!

In the coming weeks, we’ll delve deeper into specific writing activities and strategies used in early childhood classrooms. We’ll also provide tips and resources to help you support your child’s writing journey at home.

Happy learning!