What's in a name?
Children need to be able to recognise and at least begin to write their own name to identify their belongings and work they produce. Give children an anchor point for name recognition by firstly working on their initial letter, spotting it in the environment and making it out of dough. When learning to write their name children can try having a go with jumbo chalks on the path, tracing letters in the air, in bubble bath, use fat paint brushes and a bucket of water and paint the wall or make a full playdough name. Our ‘Starting School Box’ is delivered with a personalised name card showing correct letter formation and a special wipe marker pen.
Top tip :- practise long names in chunks like ‘Ben-jam-in’