Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Gracie......

...... A name, it is simple, only six letters long and it belongs to my three year old daughter.

Of course she knows it is her name, she can even recognise it when she sees it on a bit of paper, in a book or on a name tag but she isn't so clued up on the alphabet and writing just yet.

However watching her older sister's all of the time, my little Gracie decided she wanted to write her own name oh and write a letter to santa but lets take this one step at a time.

Now I have always found it some what difficult teaching my children how to write because they are all right handed when it comes to holding a pen or a pencil, I am the opposite and I left handed, so it must be slightly confusing for them watching me forming letters on a piece of paper and then trying to copy what I have done.

Just look at the concentration on that face, I'm surprised her tongue didn't start sticking out part way through.


My darling three year old is different to her older sister's in the sense that she hasn't got the concentration span that they had and she hasn't got a great deal of patience, so if things don't go how she wants them to first time, nine times out of ten she gives up almost instantly.

I was therefore extremely pleased when she stuck with it for over fifteen minutes and the outcome, I think is amazing for a first effort, although I am more than a bit biased being her mummy :)


When did your children start wanting to write things??

xxxx

13 comments:

  1. Aww well done!
    I think my two were about 3 when they started to want to write...Obviously Christmas lists were the first things they took an interest in writing!

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  2. She's done a great job!
    If you can try to model with your right hand - in school we are told to model with left hand for left handers but it'd jolly hard work!
    Ben was always quite a reluctant mark maker till he started Nursery at just turned 3 and even now at just turned 4 its rarely his activity of choice - typical boy!

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    1. thanks for the advice!! I shall give that a go. x

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  3. What a fantastic job she did, well done Gracie! Annie was about 3 when she stared wanting to write things, she's just started reception and is most excited about learning to write on her own!

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    1. aaawww hope she has a fab first year of school x

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  4. Oh, it's such a proud mummy moment when they do this! And look at her concentration, bless her :) A brilliant job, well done. Boo likes writing her name, and mastered it just as she turned 3. Hadn't thought about a letter to Santa, but yes, we'd best get onto that!

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    1. lol yes got to make sure santa knows what presents to buy ;)

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  5. That's a fantastic first attempt, well done Gracie. You can clearly see it's her name. Jacob didn't really start writing until he was at pre-school and still finds it hard now as a left hander!

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    1. I always struggled being left handed, especially when it came to using an ink pen!!

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  6. I think thats is the most magnificent effort honey she has done so so well

    thanks for linking up with #magicmoments x

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