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How old was your child when they learned to write their letters?

Did you teach one letter at a time? Capitol and lower case at the same time or did you chose to just teach one or the other to start?


Asked by Kimedbs at 11:33 AM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my kids were 3 alomost 4. we started by writing their names, and then moved on to other letters.

    Answer by happy-go-lucky at 12:50 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • they were all around 3 yrs old. By 2 they knew the abc song though. My 4 they could all write their names, and other small words. I had some problems with my autistic son but he also picked it up it just took teaching him differently was all.

    Answer by gemgem at 11:34 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • DD and DS2 learned in preschool (age 3 or 4). DS1 was stubborn and wouldn't try to write until he was in kindergarten.


    Answer by JSD24 at 11:35 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • The best way is to get the preschool work books. You trace the letters, then they do it by themselves. My kids were around 3.

    Answer by mompam at 11:55 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • My son was around 3 as well. He knew his letters but was really a novice at writing them. We sent him to preschool and he learned so much there! He writes words all the time now - especially his name.

    Answer by Pollymom at 12:48 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • ive been teaching my son everything he knows since he was 2 yrs old!!
    he has been writing his letters since he was 3 yrs.old

    Answer by SMALLfry05 at 11:42 AM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • My daughter got interested in writing/copying some letters right before she turned 3. She had received a thank you note, which had her name written on the envelope. She kept the envelope and I noticed that she started copying the letters, struggling to "draw" them.
    This is something that emerged from her play, not something that I taught her. So it wasn't a case of "one letter at a time" or upper/lower case.
    For her, writing was an extension of drawing, which was very important to her/claimed a lot of her time. She saw letters and copied their shapes (it was like artistic rendering, rather than learning "the way to make this particular letter.")
    She owns a picture dictionary & later on she used that a lot to find words & write them (in this case she was copying a printed font.) When she started school she worked on handwriting and forming letters "correctly;" there were no issues with not having emphasized this previously.

    Answer by girlwithC at 11:45 AM on Jun. 22, 2011