When kids have difficulty in writing letters

Generally, a child will be able to draw a circle by the age of three. Photo: stockfour / Shutterstock

Sunitha Shashikumar’s 4-year-old daughter initially was enthusiastic about attending Nursery school. But now she is scared. They are teaching her to write letters. But she isn’t able to write. Sunitha fears that the reason for her reluctance to attend school is the symptom of a learning disability.

In fact, this isn’t a sign of a learning disability. It is only when you reach the primary class that you will be able to detect any learning disability. Children develop reading, speaking, and writing skills gradually. These abilities arise as different parts of the brain complete their development, and visual and auditory muscle movements must develop in a complementary fashion.

Generally, a child will be able to draw a circle by the age of three, a cross by the age of four, and a square and a triangle by the age of four and a half and five. It is said that a child will have the ability to draw the shape of a diamond only at the age of six and that children usually have the ability to draw such shapes accurately only at the age of six. That is why it is said that it is better to start first grade at the age of six.

You need to create a space that encourages them to read and write before the age of six. Encouraging children to get attached to letters, telling them stories, singing songs, showing them pictures, and indulging them in writing games can help children get closer to words and letters.

Similarly, by engaging in games to improve the strength of the fingers, for example, making shapes by adding dots, painting shapes, making shapes by adding blocks, stringing pearl necklaces, etc, it is possible to increase the strength of children's fingers as well as improve their brain development.

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