Updated: Oct 3, 2019
As pencil grip strengthens and children learn more about the world around them, their efforts in writing change dramatically. Children go through these observable phases of writing over time. Watch closely, and ask your child about their drawings. You will get a glimpse into the cognitive growth happening as well seeing what your child is interested in!
These observable stages of writing and drawing are given names and can be tracked over time. Images become more controlled, purposeful and filled with meaning.
What stage is your child in? Explore the Developmental Stages of Writing
and see what stage your child is writing through.
Also, check out this page about how pencil grip changes over time: