It all begins with scribbles. Aside from the decorative swirls, a few letters, and perhaps even their own names, most preschoolers start school not knowing how to write. Fortunately, this does not have to be as challenging as many parents believe. From tracing the ABCs (culminating in higher level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete thoughts), to using a pen and pencil on lined paper, writing is a learning adventure, similar to all of the other ones your child has experienced!
The key to learning how to write is to break it into small, manageable steps. To prepare your child for this most exciting endeavor, we participate in an array of “pre-writing” activities that make writing fun.
For this one in particular, we practiced writing the letter M, using shaving cream and glitter. With their paint brushes, your little one learned that all letter making starts from up to down and left to right. A paint brush is a nice introductory implement, because they are familiar, and easy to grasp. Lastly, this activity aided your budding writer in their continual mastery of the tripod grasp.