Chloe Writes!

Chloe attends playgroup three times a week and most days will bring home several bits of paper that she has drawn or painted on.  She’s a keen mark maker and often assigns meaning to these marks telling me she has drawn a picture of “Mummy” or something similar.  Usually these drawings are pretty unrecognisable.  Occasionally you can see she has been trying to “write” – the best example of this was when she had written the “alphabet” and you could see distinct squiggles in lines to represent letters.
Last week she brought home another drawing and at the top I saw this . . .

Can you see it?

I asked her what she had drawn, not making specific reference to anything on the page and she immediately pointed out “my name” – I was SO proud!

I don’t know if she had been asked to write it, if she had copied it or if it was entirely independent but either was I’m very impressed with my little girl’s achievement.


  1. May 7, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    Awww, bless her. I love it when they start doing magic stuff like that. My 5 year old writes his name really confidently now, but my 4year old is just getting his initial letter. I can't wait until he's writing too 🙂
    It was absolutely lovely to meet you last weekend! 🙂

    • May 7, 2014 / 8:49 pm

      I think I'm especially excited by it as Ben was such a reluctant mark maker so it's lovely to see Chloe so keen to learn 🙂
      Lovely to meet you too 🙂 x x x

  2. May 7, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Clever girl! I love these first scribbles, especially seeing how proud they are 🙂

    • May 7, 2014 / 8:49 pm

      It's just so special isn't it x

  3. May 7, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    That is actually amazing!!!! I can so see it! I also love that you call it 'Playgroup'. I call it nursery and Hubby says no, it's playgroup! x

    • May 8, 2014 / 1:36 pm

      I call it Playgroup to differentiate from when she starts Nursery at school in September 🙂 x

  4. May 8, 2014 / 8:24 am

    Aww that's lovely! bless her and well done! Must be lovely to see something recognisable! xx #ssamazingachivements

  5. May 8, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Yep. I have a 3 year old and it made me a good reader of things that kids write =P Not yet an expert as a lot of times I miss the point but I am getting there. Congrats! Its really nice when they start writing! I am happy even with doodles that my son makes. I am just glad that he has interest in it =) Thanks for sharing Chloes work =) #SSAA

  6. Sara Murray
    May 8, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Oh, that's brilliant! I can see it, in fact I saw it straight away 🙂 Wonderful!

  7. Bianca @ Rant Rave Crave
    May 8, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    How sweet! What a great achievement indeed. She must be as proud as you 🙂

  8. May 11, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    What a fantastic achievement and so sweet!

  9. Jane Roberts
    May 13, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    This is fantastic, I can see it :0) An amazing achievement.


  10. May 16, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    That is really good, such proud mummy moments aren't they? My little boy who is four has just learnt to write his name too, he's starting school in September so at least he will be slightly ahead 🙂

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