When children are learning to write, they need plenty of opportunities to practice letter formation and proper pencil grip. There are a variety of worksheets and printables available online and in stores for such a purpose.
Fortunately, if you’re interested in a more hands-on experience, you can easily and quickly provide the same opportunity for your child (in a much more engaging way), using a few simple items that most people already have around the house.
What you need:
- Cotton Swabs
- Construction paper (or other sturdy paper)
Using a marker, write each letter of the alphabet on the construction paper.
Provide your child with some paint and cotton swabs, and ask them to trace each letter just as they would with a pencil…
This is a wonderful activity for fine motor development, and allows for a more tangible learning experience for preschoolers.