Do I need to teach a preschooler to write? Need to! But only if the child himself wants it. To force in any case impossible.
My eldest daughter started trying to write herself at the same time when she learned all the letters. The first written word was mom. Then my daughter learned to write her name, and everything in our apartment began to actively subscribe. Table, chairs, toys, books and clothes … nothing was left unsigned.
The first meaningful sentences were written in a letter to Santa Claus. My daughter was five years old then eight months. I did not pay any attention to calligraphy before school. The most important thing was that the letters looked in the right direction.
My daughter liked to write even more than read. I tried to praise and encourage the child even when I could hardly read some letters. In order to develop my writing skills, I constantly printed out pictures where I needed to circle points. My daughter liked these pictures from about the age of four.
The development of fine motor skills
For the development of fine motor skills of the hands, the daughter of a lepila played with cereals, strung beads and pasta on a string. For all the holidays, we did cards with her father, grandparents. My daughter cut out the pictures, which also contributed to the development of fine motor skills.
Games and posters for learning to write
All over the apartment we had posters made by me with the correct writing of letters and numbers. On weekends, the daughter and her husband played the postman, i.e. wrote letters to each other. They immediately mastered the skills of reading and writing.
Together with our daughters we made a train with carriages out of cardboard. In each car there was a pocket where I inserted cards with words. So my daughter learned to write sentences. At first she, of course, simply copied, and only then began to write sentences quite meaningfully.
Closer to school, my daughter began to try to write in the records and easily mastered them for about six months. Calligraphy gradually began to appear.
When the time came for the first class, there were no problems with the entries. Everything turned out pretty simple, because before the school my daughter had writing skills.