Learning to write can be fun! Practicing the strokes and formation of letters doesn’t have to be done with a pencil on paper! Use different tactile media to make writing a sensory experience; it will be super fun and motivating and your child will quickly pick up on the writing strokes!
Try some of the following finger fun to write letters, words and even sentences! Depending on your child’s level, he can freely draw and experiment with lines, copy lines you’ve drawn in the same media, use different tools to work on scooping or retrieving items, or copy a design from a drawing on a separate piece of paper.
It’s a great time of year for insta-snow!
Copying a simple, vertical line
Working with tools and exploring the tactile media.
Copying more complex designs from paper
For additional input, also try:
· 400 grade sand paper under the paper
· Shaving cream
· Shaving gel in a sealed baggie
· Concrete with sidewalk chalk
· Rice or bird seed
Michelle Yoder, OTR/L