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YummyMummy21 Wed 14-Oct-09 21:11:31

Hi there,

DD is 4.9 and has been in her full-time Reception class for 5 weeks. She has been able, for a while to write a few letters without aids, and the rest by looking an copying.

She is now beginning to write words/ sentances, and at the moment loves to make birthday cards and party invites for her teddies etc. She asks me to spell out words she doesnt know/ cant sound out, which she then writes.

Questions is: when she is writing she well mix lower case (little) and upper case (big)letters together for example hAPPy BiThdAy. Should I continue letting her do this free writing? Or should I be correcting her?

At the moment she is just making words and enjoying 'writting' so dont want to ruin it my making a fuss and correcting her each time, but also dont want her to get into a habbit that might be hard to be corrected at a later date.

What do you think?
Thanks in advance x

pipWereRabbit Wed 14-Oct-09 23:59:03

Personally I'd leave her to it - especially as she ahving so much fun writing at the moment.

You could ask her teacher which approach to take - so that you are giving a consistent message with what she hears at school.

cathcat Thu 15-Oct-09 00:04:56

I agree, let her get her confidence as a writer for the moment. She is very young - plenty of time to sort out mistakes later.

mrz Thu 15-Oct-09 07:46:36

As a teacher I find it is very difficult for children who have learnt upper and lower case letters and mix them in words to get out of the habit, but i would never spoil a child's enjoyment of independent writing by correcting this. I would however correct it when the child is writing with me (as gently as possible) - capital letters tell us where the start of something important is like your name so we don't put them in the middle of words.

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