Race Towards Name Writing

One question we are often asked is 'how do I get my child to start writing each letter of their name in the right place?' As we favour a multi sensory approach to learning we often suggest starting with children making marks using jumbo chalks, paint, imprinting in sand and moulding letters in play dough. When children are ready to begin over writing their name move onto using the personalised card included in the 'Starting School Box'. The name writing card features cursive and non cursive fonts and correct formation for each letter. Each letter has a dot to indicate starting point and arrows to mark the direction. We often suggest making a game of this by highlighting the starting point as a green traffic light and using a car (dry wipe pen) to follow the track to the exit point.