Seeing my little one write for pleasure is an absolute joy!
I struggled to get little Mister to use a pen or pencil throughout his Reception years. As a summer baby and one of the younger ones at school he had no interest – or physical ability – of using a Pincer Grip. He didn’t enjoy the writing aspects of school, and it was always a challenge to get him to write for pleasure.
12 months on and finding this note saying ‘Kum to mai Klub’ really makes me happy. I love the phonetic spelling too, don’t you?!
Recently he’s been adding writing into his everyday play, much of which I really think is inspired by his sister. Half term saw them play Restaurants & Waiters, making menus and writing down orders.
He’s also been enjoying writing in his homework books. The task is to read a book given to us by school and then complete one of the tasks set out by the teacher. Little Mister has always gone for the drawing task until recently. He’s adding labels to his pictures and writing sentences. Such a turnaround in six weeks!
I’m now finding little notes and scraps of paper around the house, and I can see he’s becoming happier picking up pen & paper and leaving his mark.
Little Mister completing his ‘Reading for Enjoyment’ homework
This particular note he stuck onto his bedroom door before going out to school. All the way to school the talk was happens in his Club and who’s invited. I was on the invite list, so I’m in!
It may just look like a roughly cut piece of paper but to me it’s a demonstration that my Little Mister is growing up. It’s special because it’s independently written because he wanted to – not because he had to!
This note says to me he’s starting to enjoy picking up a pencil and understanding the joy of writing and where it can take you. And he’s remembering which way his ‘b’ and ‘d’s go!
What will be in Little Mister’s Bedroom Klub? Knowing my boy his bedroom Klub probably involves some sneakily stashed Halloween sweets & a box full of Lego Minifigures. Either way, I can’t wait to see where his imagination takes him!
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.