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Joint Writing Activities

Margot E. Kelman, PhD, CCC-SLP

April 23, 2012

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What are some examples of joint writing activities and at what age do you suggest beginning joint writing?

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Joint writing activities can be done simply with different mediums: pencils, crayons, markers, paints, etc.  You can even explore with different mediums such as shaving cream.  Anything that works on fine motor skills with a writing implement - doing hand-over-hand scribbling, making vertical lines, etc. are all early joint writing activities.  Children as young as one year of age can do these types of activities.  

Margot Kelman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist in private practice and clinical supervisor at Wichita State University. Her interests are in early childhood speech, language, and literacy development. Dr. Kelman currently supervises theToddler Emergent Language and Literacy Playgroup at Wichita State University. 

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