There are soooo many fun activities that you can do to promote the skills needed for writing! Left to right directionality, fine motor, mark making and holding something in their hands to make those marks are the foundation skills needed before writing.
Now that something doesn’t need to be a pen or marker... I’ve been showing the kids how to hold our awesome magnetic wands from @littletoylane like a pencil ✍🏼 then collect the metal chips by ‘tracing’ the line! Clearly in both videos they didn’t listen to me, but hey I tried 🤷🏼♀️ It is still super fun to do on these pre-writing tracing strips and I have also done the same activity with write and wipe letters (see last video), letter formation mats and even just in rainbow rice like last night’s post!!
It does not matter what I put out with these wands and chips the kids go crackle for them 🤷🏼♀️ What do your kids just go nuts for? - 4 days ago