Teaching my 5 year old to write was simple. To start with she'd put her hand over mine to get a feel of how a letter is written and then she'd copy it, and even now she'll watch me write a letter or word and watch me. My 4 year old is left handed, the only left handed person in our entire family who is still living, and I can't seem to get the hang of teaching her to write. There are only two people I know who are left handed; my aunt's ex-boyfriend and his brother. My aunt's ex works a lot during the day and his brother lives over an hour away so neither one really has the time to sit with my daughter and teach her the way I taught her sister. My 4 year old is starting school in the fall and I don't want her to be behind the class since most kids starting school know at least how to write their name.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on May. 28, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 2:51 PM on May. 28, 2010
I'm a lefty that homeschools and have to teach my right hand children how to write. So mine is a similar issue. First it doesn't matter if child is left or right handed the pencil grip is the same. Second the paper angle for lefties is different then righties. So you'll want to be sure the angle is correct for your child. Seeing it may be difficult for you to write with your child it may be better for you to make out their name in dots and have connect the dots to write their name with the paper angle correctly for them. There are writing curriculum such as writing without tears that work with both left and right handed children. Also those write-wipe books at walmart can be helpful. They work with any child as long as paper is angle correctly. My children....
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 2:55 PM on May. 28, 2010
Answer by mompam at 2:55 PM on May. 28, 2010
My children are older and are learning how to form cursive letters with a wipe-write book from walmart (That will take you to amazon but it's the same book I got at walmart for $3-4). They write in in with dry erase mark and when they are done we wipe it off and reuse it. Paper angle and pencil grip. There are also websites that you can download for free (other letter practice sheets) all of them will work providing the paper angle is correct for your child's handedness.
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 3:05 PM on May. 28, 2010
Im lefty. My DD(3.5) is right. We havent had any problems.. But here are some tips 1 teach curve, zigzag, straight, circle ,2. look into Monessori Method- really cool!!! Trace with pencil, or finger, or even dot-2-dot's.. Check out "Handwriting without Tears".
Make sure she is doing other things to build finger muscle like stringing beads..
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 3:10 PM on May. 28, 2010
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