EYLF Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5.4: children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
Preschool Literacy Indicator: I represent my world symbolically
Children need to see the function and pleasure of writing in the daily pattern of family life.
Here’s a short article from Raising Children Australia on beginning writing:
When children see that writing helps them to get things done, they’re more inclined to want to write. Young children need to see firsthand the function of print and how it can be useful and enjoyable to write (and read). Everyday activities such as writing a note, making a label, making a list, drawing a map, sketching a block structure will demonstrate the value of symbolic representation (drawing and writing).