• Makes up stories, play scenarios, and drawings in response to experiences, such as  outings
  • Sometimes gives meaning to their drawings and paintings
  • Ascribes meanings to signs, symbols and words that they see in different places, including those they make themselves
  • Includes mark making and early writing in their play
  • Imitates adults’ writing by making continuous lines of shapes and symbols (early writing) from left to right
  • Attempts to write their own name, or other names and words, using combinations of lines, circles and curves, or letter-type shapes
  • Shows interest in letters on a keyboard, identifying the initial letter of their own name and other familiar words
  • Begins to make letter-type shapes to represent the initial sound of their name and other familiar words