Making a list is a great beginning writing activity for all ages. Model it for your toddler or preschooler, or ask your older child to make their own list.
The other day, B and I made a list of things we wanted to do. (Looks like an exciting day huh?!) He was so excited to be able to cross things off of the list. He gets that from me I think.
I’ve been trying to do a lot of writing in front of him lately to help spark some interest and lists seem to be the easiest way to do that. We’ve written grocery lists, wish lists, Christmas lists, and letters to grandparents. Next time you are going to the grocery store, write your lists together and have your child bring their list too!
B’s shopping list – He outsmarted me and informed me in the store that his list only had things he wanted on it like doughnuts and gummy candies. The whole time I thought he was “writing” what I was writing. =)