Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6As the year progresses, your child will go from practicing letters to writing words and short sentences. Throughout the year, create meaningful writing activities at home—and look for ways to encourage writing. Paste pictures of family members and friends onto a sheet of paper. Help your child write the corresponding name. Have your child dictate a sentence to you. Your child will then be able to see how his/her thoughts look in print. Help your child complete sentences, such as I like ____________. My favorite food is ___________. I am good at ____________. As your kindergartener’s writing skills improve, encourage your child to write about things that have meaning to him/her (e.g., a trip to the zoo, a pet, cooking dinner). Be sure to ask your child to read what he/she has written back to you. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, or grammar—those will come later. The important thing is to encourage the writing. Moving from Letters to Words