School Readiness: Helping your child get ready to write

At this stage in your child’s school readiness journey, they should be able to hold a pencil correctly and draw in bold, confident lines.

In the 3 minute video below, I explain how, in the coming weeks and months, you can help your child to develop the pencil skills needed to succeed at school.

At the bottom of the page, you can access a free fact sheet that will show you the 6 essential pre-writing shapes that your 4 or 5 year old should have mastered by now, as well as some great resources and apps offer fun pre-writing practice.


I hope they will help your child to thrive at school next year.

Sonja Walker




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