Originally Posted by tinyblackdot
At what age could your lo write their name? Like not just copy the pictures, but actually know the letters, and write their own name, as well as ask how to spell words out and sound them out and write them? What age is average?
DS was doing all the above at 3, maybe 3.5 before he could really write to where you could read it. He was asking how to spell words and sounding out in the early-3s though.
DD, well until I read this thread, I thought she was average because she was "behind" DS. She just now started writing her name and she has been 4 for about a month. She knows and writes the whole alphabet and asks how to spell things like "Halloween," and can pretty much make it legible. Now that I think about it, though, the little girl next door who is in Pre-K and will be 5 in January is just learning letter recognition and how to write the basic upper-case letters in school. I don't think she's writing her name yet. I don't know about asking.
I know DD has been "sounding out" letter and words since she was just-turned 3. It's just recently that she's been actually writing them.