Remind your child that a sentence is a complete idea, starts with a capital letter, and ends with some type of punctuation (period, question mark, or exclamation mark). To help your child remember to use a punctuation mark at the end of each sentence, create a sound that your child would make as he/she writes the sentence. For example, your child might write the sentence; “I like to play outside.” You and your child might make a buzz sound as he/she writes a period. This sound recognition will help your child to remember using punctuation. Encourage your child to do this with punctuation after each sentence.