The educational system includes the teaching of writing from 3 to 5 years old. It is intended that the child begins primary school with a solid foundation that allows him to develop the ability to write without problems.

Writing is linked to reading , because by visualizing letters and words the child learns to read as well as to reproduce the spelling, that is, to write.


What can we do to facilitate this process?

  1. Read to him and point out the letters and later the words. This will help you identify concepts with the strokes you see.
  2. Surround it with letters and numbers on all sides: an alphabet at your fingertips that you can observe and explore; Magnetic letters, for example on the refrigerator door, are an infallible resource for him to play and learn to distinguish between them; words written on cardboard with their corresponding drawing; puzzles containing words or letters … Ultimately, it is about the child to identify the letters in their daily life.
  3. Play with him to guess letters , to see by which letter each word begins. To say words that begin with the letter we choose.
  4. Draw whatever and very often . It is important that you learn to trace, to make circles, lines, points, that you have more and more control of the pencil, holding it correctly.
  5. Encourage him to write his name on his things or in congratulations or similar.
  6. Form letters and numbers with blocks, sticks, plasticine, stones or whatever comes to mind. He may take it as a hobby and end up doing it himself often with whatever is close at hand.
  7. Draw letters and numbers with your finger on a tray with sugar or salt. Do the same in sand or any moldable surface where we can make shapes and “erase” them with ease. Even in the air it is also valid for us. This technique helps the child learn the movements that make up each letter or number.
  8. Very useful are the pre-writing notebooks where the child must highlight figures or follow lines, as well as review letters and shapes, becoming familiar with the appearance of each letter, both uppercase and lowercase. We can use them as a game, coloring them at the end and accompanying him in the process.
  9. It is very important not to overwhelm him to do well or finish sooner . The child must perceive learning as something natural and leisurely, fun and interesting. Every day should be exciting because you can understand something new, no matter how small. You have to enjoy and if it costs you, then little by little, there is no rush. Everything except that you get stuck for not reaching a goal.


The child is ready to learn to write when he expresses himself fluently orally and begins to read . This usually happens around 4 or 5 years. Let us accompany him with enthusiasm throughout this process and celebrate his progress. It is one of the most useful things you will learn in your life and you are there to see it.

Excellent article!
Really very useful

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