And for older children this also means the chance to run, climb, balance, throw, push, pull and swing their arms.
Thanks to Barbara Berrios for sharing the Chester Bear idea. Writing can easily be embedded in daily routines as children write their names, engage in learning centers, practice writing for a purpose based on teacher and peer models, and contribute to group writing activities.
We know how to care for ourselves and others, including eating healthy foods and making safe choices. Ben tells her he likes chicken.
In some early childhood classrooms, however, emergent writing experiences are almost nonexistent.
The Early Learning Goals for writing come from both literacy and physical development. Pedro writes Pdr under the piglets heading, Anthony writes his complete name under ducklings, and Tess writes the letter T under kittens.
Involve the children in collaborative writing projects, such as creating a diorama after a farm visit and making labels for the different animals and the barn.