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How do u get a 5 year old to want to learn how to write his abc's?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Practice and patience and encouragements and rewards.

    Answer by meooma at 5:20 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • put some shaving cream on a cookie sheet and have him write the letters in the shaving cream, its messy and fun

    Answer by danichaos at 5:49 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Rewards and praise.

    Answer by elijahsmama09 at 7:42 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Make it fun, not a chore. finger paints, I like the shaving cream idea, but at 5 he should be able to use a pencil well enough to do it.

    Answer by elasmimi at 7:52 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Praise him. Maybe make it fun or reward him.

    Answer by iam4you2 at 7:58 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Tell him/her that if they write it on paper then you will let them write the same letters in icing. Get a can of icing, wax paper and a ziplock sandwich bag or you can buy the disposable decorating bags at Walmart. Fill the bag with icing, clip the end and let them try it. You can scoop up the icing and put it back in the bag once they squeeze it all out trying to write with it.

    I do this at Scribble Cakes parties, kids love to write their names!

    Answer by Scribble_Cakes at 8:01 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Practice, practice, practice.
    It is often a matter of developing those fine motor skills. Things that help with this are - playing with clay, tracing letters in shaving cream sprayed on a cookie sheet, picking up small objects with tweezers, etc.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 8:31 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Shaving Cream writing as others said. Also Tracing....tracing... tracing!!!

    Answer by AllThatBabyJazz at 8:49 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • make it fun and let him work at his own pace.

    Answer by Charizma77 at 9:41 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Make it fun. Do it together. My son at 4 years old was writing his ABC's upper and lower case.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:09 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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