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Choose books that have pop-up features. Use shaving cream on your tabletop: The goal is exposure and not perfection! This is my son exploring shaving cream, but when he is ready, he will use his pointer finger and try to write his letters.
Put a shallow amount of sand or sugar in a bin: Here is a friend working with blue sand in her outdoor water table.
Tape a squishy bag to a table top or window and have the child write straight and curved lines and the letter with a finger. Use a push-pin-pen with a letter page and poke the letter to get a feel for its straight and curved lines. Small push-pins are not safe for children to usebut I love this concept, so I taped a push pin to a marker very securely.
You can get these sheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler individually, by letter, or you can print the uppercase letters from Alphabet Printables. Use Do-A-Dot markers to write the letter.
Here are some awesome printables and ideas from Confessions of a Homeschooler. Learn how letters are built using alphabet letter templates.
Utensil prewriting and uppercase letter writing. You can buy wooden ones from the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. I love their no-fuss approach to handwriting. They recommend the following schedule for learning to print letters: D, P, B Diagonal Lines: How have you taught your child the alphabet?
What tactile experiences have you used to help your child learn and write letters? Check out all of the Early Literacy posts!Alex is a Kindergarten teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging, and is also the founder of The Kindergarten Connection.
She's earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and Masters Degrees in Special Education and Curriculum Design. In All You Do uses affiliate links within its posts. You may read more on our disclosure policy.. This week you can grab the Weather Tot & PreK/K Pack that includes a ton of activities such as puzzles, writing practice, tracing, beginning sounds and MORE!!
The development of early literacy skills progresses in stages. Beginning concepts should be taught before introducing more difficult ones. By following a proper developmental progression, we assist the child’s natural learning capabilities. While your 3-year-old probably isn’t ready to write a full sentence (or even a single word), there are several activities you can do to help her get ready for writing.
Find out how to help your students improve their writing through activities and tools that support the drafting stage. Show your students how to use technology tools to create, revise, and store their drafts in a digital writing portfolio.
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