A Complete Guide On How To Teach Your Child To Write (EN Version | CN Version)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

When is the perfect age to learn to write ?

   The strength needed to learn to write mainly comes from the wrist and finger knuckles. Therefore, for children to write well, parents must first ensure that their bones are well developed and are able to support the strength needed for writing.

   The ability to write does not solely affect children’s learning. In fact, there are many ways that children can learn without needing to write. Hence, getting children to learn to write and practise too much while they are still young is not a major priority.

   It is not recommended for children to hold a pen to write before the age of 3. The most suitable age is actually after the age of 3, or even 4 years old. If the child’s bones are not mature yet but is forced to hold a pen for a long time, this can easily cause deformation in fingers or wrist. This will badly affect their fine motor skills development.

When will the child's arm muscles and knuckles be fully developed ?

   It is probably between 7 and 9 years old. At this time, the wrist is stronger, and they do not feel tired easily or get sored hands. At this time, children can practice a lot more and not be worried about their skeletal development. Prior to this, of course, children can hold a pen to write, but not too long. You should always let their fingers do some form of different exercises so that the bones can move and will not be deformed due to long-term holding of the pen.

   Also, parents must pay attention to your children’s sitting posture. Sitting posture also greatly affects children's future learning. Before adjusting children’s pen holding posture, parents can put more thoughts on the sitting posture. Skeletal deformities caused by poor sitting postures are difficult to remedy. However, whether the fonts are neat or not can be practiced diligently in the future after the bones are fully developed.

What activities can children under 3 years old do to assist in later writing training ?

If you want to lay a good foundation for children to write with a pen after the age of 3, parents have to spend a lot of time training their children's wrist and finger knuckles.

The simple activities that babies can do before the age of 3 are:

smiley Practice unscrewing the bottle cap (depending on the strength of the child, parents can loosen the cap slightly in advance)

smiley Rolling ball (rolling ball can train wrist and arm strength well)

smiley Zipper (a simple zipper action is an effective activity for training finger muscles)

smiley Coins (not only do coins help flex the finger muscles, but also improve the child's concentration and accuracy. These are greatly helpful to the writing training in the future)

smiley Use your fingers to scribble and learn to write on some powder objects such as sand and salt (pour sand, salt or similar powder objects on a large plate, and let children write some words with their fingers, such as English letters. Such activities can make the child recognizes some simple words first without holding a pen)

smiley Stack building blocks, jigsaw puzzles, and do art and crafts (these seemingly ordinary educational activities/toys can help children develop their knuckles and wrists)

How can I help my child master the skills better when they just start learning to hold a pen after the age of 3 ?

   At this age, the child’s finger muscles and joints are still developing and not fully mature. Parents are advised not to buy generic pencils. Generally, these pencils are too thin and too small, making it is difficult for children to hold them well, and it is also relatively uneasy for children to correct their pen holding posture. It is recommended that parents first introduce crayons, markers, and some larger pens, so that children can feel the pen holding posture and the angle of force. (These pens can also be used by children before they are 3 years old. Most of them are graffiti, so there is no need to correct the pen holding posture too harshly.)

   In conclusion, it is good training for children to do more work. You will often see children who like to touch each other. In addition of bringing out their curiosity, touch is also one of the channels in which children begin to recognize the world. As long as it is still in a hygienic and safe condition, let the children touch more, do more with their hands, use fingers, wrists, and arm muscles appropriately! These are the key points for writing and practicing in the future. Once again, parents must remember not to blindly let their children learn to write with a pen. It does not mean that the earlier a child learns to write, the earlier the child starts to learn!

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什么年龄适合学写字 ?













如何帮助3岁前的孩子训练写字 ?



smiley  练习拧开瓶盖 (视孩子的力度,父母可以事先把瓶盖稍微松开)

smiley  滚球 (滚球的动作可以很好地训练腕力及臂力)

smiley  拉拉链 (简单的拉拉链动作是训练手指肌肉的有效活动)

smiley  投钱币 (投钱币的动作不但可以灵活手指肌肉,还可以提升孩子的专注力以及精准度,这些都是对往后写字训练有大大帮助的)

smiley  在沙、盐等一些粉状物体上用手指涂鸦、学习写字 (把沙、盐或类似地粉状物体倒在大盘子,让孩子用手指写一些字,譬如英文字母,这样的活动可以让孩子在不需要握  笔的情况下先认识一些简单的字)

smiley  叠积木、拼拼图、做美劳(这一些看似普通的益智活动/玩具都可以帮助孩子指关节和手腕发展)






总结: 让孩子多动手是很好的训练





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