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Does Your Child Know How to Write Their First and Last Name?

Can they write them straight across with all of the letters in the right order?

Books To Read Together

My Name Is Yoon
Recorvits, Helen
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.
Yoko Writes Her Name
Wells, Rosemary
Kindergartner Yoko not only learns to write her letters and numbers in English, she shows her teacher and fellow students how to write their names using Japanese calligraphy.
My Name Is Elizabeth!
Dunklee, Annika
Elizabeth is tired of everyone shortening her first name and calling her Lizzie, Liz, or Beth, but suffers in silence, until one autumn day when her impatience gets the best of her and she learns an important lesson about tact and grace.
Name That Ed
Driscoll, Laura
When Ed attends a family reunion with many relatives who have the same name, he hopes to get his own special nickname.

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs

Steps4Kids to Write Their ABCs
A program designed to help children learn to write all upper and lowercase manuscript letters A-Z on lined paper. It teaches ways to remember the proper pencil grip, introduces children to letter sounds and over 100 sight words to develop early reading skills, and provides tips on how to avoid reversals of letters p, q, b, d, s, and z.

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Tips to Try 

If possible in your home, allow your child to create a nameplate for their bedroom door or the end of their bed.  Help them practice the spelling of their name and allow them to write their name.  Then they can decorate the nameplate with drawings and stickers or by gluing/taping pictures cut from magazines.