There are so many ways to strengthen pre-reading and pre-writing skills that have nothing to do with books or worksheets! Young children can easily become frustrated with writing, because their gross motor skills are developing faster than their fine motor skills.
It is not until they turn five or six that they can truly master writing implements. But… that doesn’t mean that they still can’t have fun with letters!
In Miss Carrie’s class, we like to think outside of the box. For this activity your little ones were encouraged to read in a very special way.
Using chalk, along with toy sharks, your little one practiced spelling the word SHARK using the toys as manipulatives . Everyone had fun discussing what shapes their letters looked like and sharks that would fit best on them.