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At what age do kids learn how to spell their own names?

At what age do kids usually pick up on writing and spelling out their own names? My stepson seems to have it down but his twin sister, not so much. They are 4.

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Fatima posted July 5, 2019

100% on track with the average expected timing, developmentally speaking. Whether they can fully write it out or not, just making an attempt to do so is a good sign. She will catch up soon. 0 Likes

Lucia posted July 5, 2019

This is one of those developmental skills that vary pretty widely timing wise from child to child. They’re still developing fine motor skills and figuring out if they are right or left-handed. Some kids know all the letters but can’t write them in the correct order quite yet. This isn’t a bad sign - kids just master this at different speeds. Similar to picking up ABCs or learning how to count. There’s big age range considered “normal”. Keep crayons and paper in her reach at home and practice together. 0 Likes

Angela posted September 30, 2019

Agree with the above comments as well! Most children recognize letters by age 3 or 4, and keeping stationary around to draw with will help. Especially if she is with her twin a lot of the time it's just monkey see monkey do and practice. As well as learning to make the sounds of the letters in their name too. She'll catch up on no time at all! 0 Likes

Khristina posted August 19, 2020

My daughter just turned 2 in may and can spell her first name. I’m not working in her last name, so I would say it all depends on the child and the parent. 0 Likes