Writing a shopping list? Talk with your child about what you need. Read outloud what you write down: “Milk, eggs, cereal” Invite them to write or draw on the list too and to tell you what they’re thinking about when they make those marks on the paper.
See what your child is learning
Your child is learning that the marks you both make on paper have meaning. Understanding that one thing stands for another is an important thinking skill for learning to write, read, and communicate.