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Is my 4 year old child ready to write his name?

Sometime around the age of four, your child will begin to take an interest in his name. This is because he is starting to learn letters and can recognise those letters that belong in his name.
It’s a good time for him to start learning how to write his complete name.

Many children will only recognise the first letter of their name to start, and that’s a good place to begin.

Use large pieces of paper and write his name in large letters. Have him trace over the letters with his finger or a crayon as you say each letter. Then, have him try to write the letter himself. You may have to demonstrate it first. Make it interesting by using common items to describe each part of the letter. For example:

J – The letter ‘J’ is a straight line and a hook.
A – The letter ‘A’ looks like daddy’s ladder.
S – The letter ‘S’ looks like a snake.
O – The letter ‘O’ looks like a ball.
N – To write the letter ‘N’, we go up, down, up.

Keep practicing and soon your child will know all the letters of his name.

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Sometime around the age of four, your child will begin to take an interest in his name. This is because he is starting to learn letters and can recognise those letters that belong in his name.
Get your child’s attention immediately by whispering to him - this let’s your child think that something fantastic is about to happen!
Most four year old children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
At four years of age, most children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
You will find that your child is a very willing little helper at this age. Let him help you with anything that you feel he is capable of doing - all these things will help to teach him responsibility.
A typical 4 year old child is usually able to count up to ten or more
At 4 years of age, a child’s learning method is very visual.
By three years old, your child is more aware of colours, and with a little help, he or she should be able to tell them apart, and name them, soon.
A typical 3 year old can hold up the correct number of fingers when they are asked how old they are.
Even though it’s too early for your three year old to learn how to read, you can help kick start the process with a few easy tips.

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