Isn’t it something to be proud of when we see our kids who are good at writing even though they are still in elementary class? Today, many parents complain about the weaknesses of writing skills in their kids. The causes vary starting from feeling lazy, to the lack of interest in learning to write for the kid.
But not infrequently we also see kids who have just stepped on a large kindergarten class or pre-kindergarten who have started fluently writing letters of the alphabet, names of fruits, animals, and even can write their own names correctly, although there must still be stimulus or inducement in advance. This proves that an educator has succeeded in applying certain methods to practice basic writing skills in the kid.
This time I tried to provide a solution to the use of basic writing learning methods that parents can practice at home for the baby. This one method is called the RBW (Reading Beginning Writing) method, this method is very helpful so that kids become “literate” meaning to emphasize the kid to begin to recognize alphabetical forms and recite the sounds and write them correctly. Actually this method is only applied when the kid enters elementary school, but it doesn’t hurt if we start using this method when the kid is still in kindergarten or pre-kindergarten. The following stages are the ability to write to kids along with easy and simple tips for implementing RBW at home:
Inexperience Writer Phase: Stages using pictures, scribble (sketch), kids are introduced to the forms of letters and train to write them. Tip: Use pictures that attract the attention of kids and train to recite them. Can also use the picture “ABC” to stimulate so that kids can easily memorize and pronounce letters of the alphabet.
Pre-writer: Stages imitating letters, or the shape of letters. Tips: kids are introduced by making curved lines, straight, until the dotted lines resemble the shape of letters, and begin to reduce the use of images.
Developing writer: kids begin to understand that the words they say can be written, kids also begin to be able to read their own writing. Tip: Can use objects that are around it, such as when a kid sees an animal, then we can train it to write the animal’s name. Likewise with what is said by kids such as the words “eating”, “drinking”, and others.
Beginning writer: kids begin to be able to write word for word by using spaces to separate sentences from one another, can also write with adult guidance (dictation). Tip: at this stage we can prepare a special book to be used as a place of appreciation for kids’s writing skills practice. Also can be given a picture story book to read by spelling.
Experienced Writer and Exceptional Writer: At this stage, kids begin to feel confident by starting to write without having to have any design, and any help. And can spell words that are quite difficult. At this stage the kid also begins to show a high enthusiasm for writing independently by writing rather long sentences. Tip: at this stage we can start giving reading books like kids’s magazines to train them to read words that are difficult to read such as foreign language vocabulary. kids can also be trained to write daily activities or diaries.
Those are some stages of writing skills in kids and their tips, usually for kindergarten or pre-kindergarten kids who get a good stimulus, are in stage 3-4, if when a kid has just stepped on a kindergarten or pre-kindergarten bench but can already be in the stage to 5 then this is a bonus. As parents or educators, they cannot really expect kids to be in this position (5) because at the kindergarten age or pre-age, a reasonable portion for them to master is only at stage 4.