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Should we teach under 5's to write?

Should we teach under 5's to write?

Alexis Ralphs Aug 21 • 7 min read

Where do you stand on writing for the under 5's? Lots of mark-making and no pressure to form letters? No. 1 son is at a school where they are keen on daily practice, with cursive script taught from the beginning. Hard work! And confusing, perhaps. But it's a position many of our children find themselves in.

But, like reading, once you can do it, whole worlds open up.

Are the gains worth it? What do we lose if we wait until seven like some countries?

And if we accept the current reality, what can we do to help?

What did YOU enjoy when you were five?

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