We have been doing a lot of talking about the letter H! We have also been discussing the many words that start with the letter H, such as Heart, Henry, Hand, Hello, and many more! We have not only been doing a lot of writing, but have engaged in a variety of creative writing exercises. Using heart shaped beads and the letter H, we strung our beads along this most exciting letter! Young children progress through a series of developmental phases while learning to write. Initial attempts include scribbling and drawing as a means to communicate. Providing a wide variety of tools and creative activities helps diminish frustration, and promote enthusiasm during this vital stage.
Using candy hearts, tweezers, and vases, we continued to hone our fine motor skills! Using the tweezers helps your little ones continue their mastery of the pincer grasp, and placing the hearts into the vase encourages concentration, and hand eye coordination. Young children often have difficulty in manipulating a variety of utensils required for fine motor control, but providing them with this variety helps improve awareness of their hand.