Are your kids learning to write? Are you getting frustrated because they can’t seem to hold the pencil right or go in a straight line? I have a few suggestions to make handwriting less of a stress and more of a fun learning activity!
When we first started we did a lot of maze books like this one. Most preschoolers will have a lot of fun trying to get the dog to it’s bone or the fish to it’s school. My daughter is in Kindergarten now. (Homeschool. She is 4.) We have been doing these little workbooks since she was 3. They have become a reward for focus in other subjects. She actually puts them on her Christmas list now!
Another great tool for teaching handwriting is a dry erase handwriting lapboard like this one:
I have noticed with my daughter that doing it wrong in pencil frustrates her. She does a lot better on her white board because she can erase it easily and start over. It also has larger spaces in between lines to give her maximum space for writing her ABC’s and 123’s.
Just remember to take it slow. You will both get frustrated if you expect your 3 or 4 year old to do things too far ahead of their ability. Let your child be your guide as you teach them to do new things. If they seem to get frustrated a lot it might be a good idea to take a break and try a different approach. Not every approach works for every home.
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