Writing is an extremely hard skill to learn and it is based upon a great deal of factors and systems within our body that need to have developed before picking up a pencil. Although we don’t expect for your child to be able to write, there are things that you can do at home to support the development of your child in preparation. These development stages are vital to supporting your child’s early writing skills. Children start school at many different stages with their writing and no stage is wrong. Every child develops at their own rate.