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How did you teach your child to write their ABC's?


Asked by MrsHouston47302 at 9:43 AM on Mar. 27, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I just went to Walmart and got preschool learning books and had him trace the lines

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 11:20 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I bought this program for my son



    Answer by layh41407 at 9:46 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • My niece who homeschools uses tracing sheets just we had in school. She has them for upper case and lower case letters. She has a bunch of writing activity books too. I have seen them in Toys R Us, Borders, and even in our grocery store.

    Answer by elizabr at 9:49 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I just sat down with them every day with pencils and paper and showed them and had them do their best at copying. Worked great.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 10:22 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • they have those papers that have the dotted lines that you trace those work really well

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 9:47 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • They have great preschool work books. They show the letter, first you trace and then you copy it.

    Answer by mompam at 10:27 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • foam letters
    he'd sit down and copy them

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:29 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I haven't started teaching my son yet, but here's my suggestion.

    First try it out by doing something fun .. Sidewalk chalk, chalk on a board, a dry erase board, finger paint, etc. Starting them out doing a fun project of that nature to just introduce the process to them may help encourage them. Then after a while introduce a crayon and paper and have them write out a letter or two. As well, you can try coming up with words for every letter they write correctly. Then at the end make a story out of the words you've come up with. That not only helps him with writing letters, but uses his imagination to create the story, helps with spelling, and word recognition.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:38 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I didn't. They each learned independently about the age of 4. My oldest taught himself using a magna-doodle, during a 19 hour car ride to visit my parents. My youngest learned with pen and paper. They both started with wanting to write their names, and branched out to other letters from there. They've never done handwriting worksheets, nor have I ever tried a writing program. They write when they want/need to.

    Answer by my2.5boys at 10:50 AM on Mar. 27, 2011