As a matter of fact, there are many mothers who are anxious for their child to learn writing. You don’t need to stress. You can find relevant forms or files for the prewriting. Let’s look at an easy and creative way to help children learn to write words. This is a way that looks like a game and in the next posts will follow games about the letters.
Initially, the child should be able to recognize the letters or some of them. It is not efficient to be able to write the “X” without being able to recognize it in the first place. Additionally, the child will not feel confident if we give him information that he can’t keep or perceive. Furthermore, apart from the fact that he will not learn properly, we will fill it with insecurities and we will have a problem with his self-confidence and self-esteem. Both are very serious issues and we must give a special basis.
First of all, we must remember that we are the ones who have to follow their rhythms, not our own children. We help them learn only when they agree. Preferably not by pressure. And of course we keep on only when we are sure that they have understood each letter. We shouldn’t forget that there is no need to hurry. One step at a time. Of course, as you know, this must be true of everything we try to show them.
Preparing the cards
Returning to our topic, we give you below a file to print. This file contains cards with the letters, related images, but also their corresponding words. You just print them, cut them out and find a way to make them more durable. You can stick them on cardboard, plain cardboard or even a piece of cardboard. It would be even better if you could laminate them, because that way they will last even longer and will not tear apart.
After printing the file, you will need glue, scissors, cannon paper or cardboard and optionally laminating adhesives. Cut the cards and stick them on the cardboard.
They are ready!
Of course, in case you want them to last longer, use the laminating pages and laminate. If you do not have a laminator you can see how you can laminate without a laminator and do it yourself!
What can you do with these cards? How to use them?
The first way is to help them learn to recognize the letters by showing them each letter. Then show them the pictures, emphasizing what letter each word starts with, and later you can try to find other words that start with the same letter.
This is a game I used to play with my son in preschool, while going to school. We had to think objects, colors, foods (usually fruits or vegetables) or animals that start with each letter. We used to use the alphabet in the right order. He kept asking me this game every day.
The second way you can use the cards is to show kids how to write the letters and then the whole words. They will start thinking how to write the words and next they will use the cards to see their mistakes. Also, in the last stage, you will see that as soon as he finds other words from each letter he will ask you on his own how the words he found are spelled. Then, most likely they will ask for this game many more times.
The benefits from those cards
You will find that they perceive learning as a game. How satisfying and efficient! You have no difficulty at all and the children are learning! Not to mention that they recognize the alphabet, they learn words that start from each letter, they put their little minds to think of their own words. At the same time, they learn to write whole words! So many benefits !!!
Remember that there is no need at an early age to learn the letters in order. After all, even if they know or try to say the alphabet, it does not necessarily mean that they have to learn to write it starting with the “A”. Writing some letters is not that simple.
Print the file, make the relevant preparation and get started! You will both enjoy it!
Going a step further, see the post on syllable disks, the easiest way to recognize and read simple syllables.
Do not forget that we are waiting for your comments to see if you found it useful.