Does your child write sdrawkcab?

Have you ever looked down to see that your child has written his/her name perfectly…just backwards?

“Children just learning to write will write upside down, backward, all over the page.  They fall in love with letters.  Young children don’t yet recognize that print is a static form.”  says Susan B Neuman, professor of educational studies at the University of Michigan.

Writing is one of the first introductions to the two dimensional world for pre-schoolers.

“In a three dimensional world, a chair is always a chair.  So, to a child a C is always a C, no matter its direction.  It’s not random, it’s not a mistake. Its configuration is just different.”  According to Judity A Schickedanz, professor of early literacy at Boston University.

The entire article was found in the December issue of Wondertime Magazine.


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