Wednesday, February 25, 2009

WFMW: easy small motor practice

In our homeschool adventures this year, it's been difficult to come up with a separate plan for 3-year-old Pojke. He just wants to do what soon-to-be 5-year-old Flicka is doing! LOL

So, while Flicka is learning upper and lower case letters and working on her writing, Pojke wants to do the same.
So, in the interest of keeping the peace, humoring Pojke, and still having him practice his small motor control, this idea struck me one day.

I wrote in highlighter!
I wrote out his name and the alphabet on a clean sheet of paper and gave Pojke a crayon or marker. Then, he just wrote right over what I had printed. Doesn't sound too complicated but I can tell you that his pride in "doin' my letters" and the seriously focused attention he is exhibiting is worth every second! And, DaHubby came up with the idea to start practicing Flicka's sight words this way, too.

Happy, concentrating, practicing kids?

Works for me
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1 comment:

Christy said...

What a great idea. And all this time I've been drawing out "dotted" letters for my kids to trace. DUH! Could have saved a hand cramp or two. LOL. Thanks for sharing. (Came via your comment on The Mother Load's blog.)