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The familiarity with writing implements, conventions, and emerging skills to communicate through written representations, symbols, and letters.
Many skills are experienced-based and can be introduced simultaneously. Categories labeled
are in the developmentally appropriate sequential order to create a scope and sequence for skill mastery. It is suggested that skills be introduced in this order.
Guidelines Correlated with POCET
Understands that Writing Is a Way of Communicating.
The child begins to scribble or write to communicate with others, using pictures, notes, letters to someone, etc. (Correlates with POCET
Experiments with Different Writing Tools and Materials.
The child uses different writing instruments and materials, such as pencils, crayons, markers, paintbrushes, paper, envelopes, etc. (Correlates with POCET
Fine Motor Exploration
Represents Stories and Experiences through Pictures and Dictation.
The child begins to express written ideas by drawing pictures and having an adult record spoken explanations. (Correlates with POCET
Progresses from Using Scribbles to Using Letter-Like Symbols.
As the child learns to identify alphabet letters, she begins to incorporate those symbols into writing activities. (Correlates with POCET
Fine Motor Development
NAEYC Accreditation Standards
Preschool Activity QuickSource® Guidelines appropriate for any preschool setting
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