Writing – A Practice of Reading Readiness

Writing is an important practice in getting ready to read.  For young children, writing also includes scribbling, drawing and telling stories about the pictures they create.

Drawing and writing help children:

  • Develop hand-eye coordination to improve the fine-motor skills they need in order to write

Parents and caregivers can help to increase these skills by:

  • Encouraging children to sign their names on drawings or label the different parts
  • Remembering that scribbling is good – this is the way that children learn to write

Want to know more about the practices of reading readiness? 

These practices will help nurture children’s desire to read and prepare their young minds for the adventures of reading.  We invite you to promote reading with the help of Sno-Isle Libraries: