Hi I’m Natasha Mockett, founder of Write My Name, Mum of a 2 and 3 year old, qualified accountant.
One day in December, just after my daughter’s third birthday, she came to me and asked me to do the dots so that she could write her name.
I didn’t really know what she was asking so she showed me the back of a painting where her keyworker at preschool had drawn her name in dots and she had traced over the top.
Half an hour later and a very bored little girl, I had finally finished drawing out a single page of dots. I had lost her attention. Eventually she came back to it and in less than five minutes she had completed the page. I drew out more, my dad wrote over the top. Frustrated and desperate to help my daughter I started looking online for some guidance and help. I found just sheets of dots. No framework, no formation guidance.
So I made my own framework and Write My Name was born. The product began as a download and has since developed into a wipe clean printed version that could be reused. I realised it would make a lovely gift and so the gift box was created with a personalised certificate that the child can write onto themselves as a keepsake of their first academic milestone, a dry wipe pen and reusable stickers. The progressive exercises feature your child’s actual name, not a variation. Their photograph reinforces the fact that this workbook is theirs and helps boost their confidence.
I love that the workbook is not just a child’s handwriting tool, it’s designed to remove the fear of “Am I doing this right?” and replace with empowerment for parents. This workbook gives the perfect opportunity for parent and child to sit down together and spend quality time engaging and bonding.