here's another question about my 4 year old son. He started pre k a month ago and his teacher has started sending homework to help him learn to write him letters. My husband and I have been sitting down with him after dinner at out kitchen table and it's really becoming a hassle. Travis doesn't want to listen. He gets distracted easily, or for example last night we were working on writing big "A" he won't do it unless I hold his hand or when I ask him to do it on his own he says he needs to think. lol I know he's only 4 but my goodness. Any advice or suggestions to make this easier and more fun??Answer Question
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 5:36 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 5:39 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Answer by tootoobusy at 7:03 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Answer by Shell89 at 7:08 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
if its something YOU are wanting to do.. You must make it FUN.. and if possible make him interested in it... Start by a "dot-to-dot" book... that make fishes, character shapes.. (that will help with finger control & help with abc/123 .. Then start making your own Dot-2-dots that form letters.. Look into the "Montessori" way of teaching letters...
My daughter learned how to write her letters a lil after her 3rd bday, but its because for whatever reason it interested her.. My bff her boys are 4.5 and are not interested in writing & are not doing so yet.. thats OK.. really i dont know many boys interested in writing-ever! lol.. dh would b happy to never write again i think!
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 7:32 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
I don't get the mom's saying 4 is too young for writing letters. That is a PERFECT age to start- and will put one at an advantage for K. My 4 yo does the same in her pre school program.
I'd also suggest using the dotted pattern and having your son trace the letters. The mini white boards would also make this skill fun, for kids love using marker. FYI- You can print reproducibles for free at http://www.starfall.com/. They have an activity sheet for each letter of the alphabet there.
Answer by KairisMama at 6:41 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
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