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we got dd a learning book s few weeks ago (trace the letters and so on) and she's doing really well with it. When it comes to her practicing the letters on her own, she won't do them..she'll trace them to no end but simply makes straight lines and colors on the page when it comes to trying to write the letter on her own. I try to help her by doing a few with her (of the same letter) so she gets the idea of what it feels like to write it on her own rather than just tracing the lines and then have her try it..but she doesn't. Any ideas? She's about to turn 3.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Apr. 26, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I think that is normal...I think at about 3 1/2 they understand to make the connection w/letters.

    Answer by cheekycherub at 5:29 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Don't push her. She will just get frustrated and refuse to do it at all. I would look at other tracing options. Make sandpaper letters, glitter letters, and other textures for her to trace.

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 7:28 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I agree with the above poster. She's very young for this. Tracing is great. You can also trace letters in whipped cream, shaving cream, or in paint that is sealed in ziploc bags...

    Answer by karischub at 7:57 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • dont push her she is to young and as long as she likes tracing at least shes still learning let her b

    Answer by flipper4u21 at 8:31 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • dont push it. she will get it in time.

    Answer by ncmomma3152 at 12:07 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • all the answer above are very true as a earlychilhood teacher we do many different things to get the kids involved stickers smily faces grab boxes just so they know that there is a reward at the end and as she gets older the reward is good greats and becoming someone and thats why we do incentives to keep them encouraging they will get it as long as we the teacher /parent whom ever is dealing with childs learning makes it fun and encourage them to do their best i have a two year old and four year old and i do this with them


    Answer by momma051209 at 7:08 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

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