Writing is essential to future academic success, and that’s why we place great emphasis on writing in our curriculum. Writing not only aids in developing critical thinking and communication skills but also serves as a window into a student’s thought process, allowing educators to understand and address individual learning needs. Here are some of the ways students benefit:
Developing Language Skills
Writing in a preschool curriculum leads to an improvement in communication and language skills. Children who write are exposed to critical communication components, such as symbols and sounds. They also learn how to express their opinions, ideas, thoughts, and feelings in written form. Your child will benefit from the ability to convey information and speak articulately when they learn writing from a young age.
Writing helps to harness children’s imagination and promotes creativity. A blank piece of paper is an invitation for a child to express themselves creatively. Preschoolers can have fun while they indulge in their imagination, expressing themselves through stories they create, pictures they draw, and letters they write. Children learn to think outside the box, problem-solve, and push their creativity limits when they express themselves through writing.
Preparing for Future Academics
Starting writing practice at an early age promotes creativity and communication and prepares children for future academics. Children will use writing as a fundamental literacy skill throughout their school careers. Learning to read and write lays the foundation for academic success in later stages. Research has shown that children who participate in early writing are better prepared for school academically.
Developing Fine Motor Skills
Writing is a physical activity that helps children develop fine motor skills. Holding a pencil, scribbling, and drawing lines all require it. When children are confident using their hands to write, they are better equipped to hold a pen when writing letters and words. Writing with a pen or pencil also strengthens hand-eye coordination and hand-muscle memory, making it easier for children to learn cursive writing in the future.