Africa Kids Book Club


Here are some pointers to look out for as children start learning how to write from the age of  3 to 6 years. 

Keep in mind that all children are different therefore each milestone is unique to each child.

Learning to write for 3 to 4 year old children.


    • Children make distinct marks that look like letters and that are separated from each other.


    • They write some actual letters, especially the letters in their name. They may write their name.


    • They may also start to draw pictures and label them using letters or letter-like marks.


Learning to write for 5 to 6 year old children


    • As the children get old they start to hold pencils correctly and form letters accurately.


    • At this age they know the sounds letters make and can spell words based on how they sound.


    • They spell some common words that aren’t spelled the way they sound (often called sight words).


    • They soon start to read and write short sentences.


    • Soon the children will be able to write sentences using different types of writing such as narratives and book reviews (“Why I liked this book”).


Written by : Ms Catherine

Volunteer facilitator 

 4-6yrs – Shira group

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