Mr W (3.5Y) is into writing stuff down.

This weekend he trapped me on the couch with his notebook and pen and wanted me to write out some "Really big words" so he could practice writing them.

We started with "House" and "Football" and ended up somewhere near "Grilled Cheese Sandwich" and "Automatically" all of which he faithfully wrote down.

Spelling is a big deal with him. He wants to learn to spell the word before he "reads" it.

"Spelling is a critical skill for success, Daddy, and I must master it."


He is also into writing out "words" and asking me what they mean. Sometimes they are nonsense, but other times they are real words.