There are many mothers who are anxious when they try to teach their child how to write the letters of alphabet. But what if the child refuses? If he has not been interested in writing? In our article 9 Basic writing exercises for preschoolers we gave you a file with pre-writing exercises. This time I chose to show you an easy and creative way to help children learn how to write whole words! A way that looks like a game and in the next posts will follow games related to the letters.
The first thing to do is to be able to recognize the letters, the more letters the better. It is not efficient if he can write the “X” without being able to recognize it. The child will not feel confident in himself if we fill it with information that he has not fully learned. And so, apart from the fact that he will not learn them properly, we will fill him with insecurities and we will have a problem with his self-confidence and self-esteem. See the post about self-confidence and self-esteem. Both are very serious issues and we must pay attention. Above all, we must remember that we are the ones who have to follow their rhythms and not our children ours. We help them learn only when they agree and even without pressure. And of course we move on only when we are sure that they have understood each letter. Of course, as you know, this must be true of everything we try to show them.
Returning to our topic, we give you below a file to print. This file, as you will see, contains cards with the letters and pictures of each letter, as well as their corresponding words. All you have to do is print them, cut them out and find a way that makes it easier for you to make them thicker so that they are more durable. You can stick them on cardboard, or use any material you like. It would be even better if you could laminate it, because that way they will last even longer and will not be destroyed.
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 machine you can see our article How to laminate without laminator machine without a plasticizer and laminate yourself!
Let’s see what you can do with them. How can you use them? The first way is to help them learn to recognize the letters by showing them each letter at a time. You can then show them the pictures and highlighting what letter each word starts with, and then you can let them try to find other words that start with the same letter. With my son we used to play this game when i drove him at school. I asked him to think of things, foods (usually fruits or vegetables) or animals that start with each letter. We used to put the alphabet in the right order. The result was that he asked me for this game every day, even when we were taking the car for a walk, or even on our walks.
The next way you can use the cards is to show them how to write the letters and then the whole words. They can get to the point of thinking the words to write them and then with the cards see how they did. 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 or even written. Suppose he is more likely to ask you for this game on other occasions. Thus, you will see that they have perceived learning as a game. How satisfying and efficient! You won’t have any difficulty at all and our little ones learn to recognize the alphabet, they learn words that start from each letter, they put their little mind and they think their own words, while at the same time they learn to write whole words! How many benefits!!!
Remember that there is no need at an early age to learn how to write the letters in the right 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”. after all, writing the letters is not that simple for them.
Print the file, make the relevant preparation and get started! You will both enjoy it!
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