As with adults, many activities in a child’s typical day require the ability to recognize his or her name
independently. For example, the child can function more independently in the classroom if he or she can find his/her own cubby independently upon school arrival.
In addition, name recognition is related to early reading and writing skills. For example, accomplishment of name‐writing is a beginning step in developing awareness of the alphabetic principle (i.e., matching sounds with letters). Children learn that there is a difference between scribbling and letters grouped together, that words and letters have meaning. Developmentally, children will be able to recognize their name before they can write it.
Write your child’s name with magnetic alphabets on the refrigerator
Help your child remember the sequence of alphabets of his name
You can even make a silly rhyme to help your child remember the alphabet sequence.
Next, scramble up the alphabets and encourage your child to re-arrange the letters to form his name!
Practice it everyday!
Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.