S starts school in September. She is left handed and struggles a little bit with writing, so I’ve been trying to find fun ways to practice.
We had some sticky paper left over from a school project, so we decided to make some wristbands. The girls loved writing their names and then wrapping the band around their arm.
Woody and Jessie got in on the act too.
Even little H had a go.
We’ve also been playing doctors and writing ailments in a notebook. What writing games do you play?
For more early literacy activities please do check out these posts.
Toy soldiers speaking – make little speech bubbles for your toys.
Reading and post it notes – label your own body parts with post its.
Make a treasure hunt.
Make a dinosaur footprint path
What a great and simple idea! And fun too!
What a lovely idea!
PS tell S that all the best people are left-handed ;0)
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ha ha, indeed they are
Great idea, the Bug needs more practice too – I’m pinning this from the Pin it Party 🙂
Mum of One
What a fab idea! Sometimes the simple ideas are really the best ones! Thanks so much for linking up to the Pin It Party! Have pinned 🙂 http://pinterest.com/jbmumofone/
Thank you 🙂
This is a great idea. When they’re a little older I’d help them learn to write their names and addresses in books. Kids love doing this because it says “This is MINE!” and it helps them learn their address too in case they ever get lost.
The Loving Parent
A lovely idea! It’s all about finding the things that interest them. 🙂 The first time I remember my boys really enjoying writing was when I suggested they write a sentence with rude words – inevitably, sentences such as “the cat did a poo on the mat” and “the dog did a wee” caught their attention!! 🙂 I’ll run with whatever works!
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I love the writing on the band idea and then putting it round their wrist. I think z would love that even at the age of 2!! 🙂
Yay, so glad you like it.
What a great idea. Going to try this with T. x