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Toddlers & writing?

Posted by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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How do you get a 3year old interested in writing? He doesnt really like to color. Im lost.
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marinesweetie
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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PEEK05
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I haven't tried with my 3.5 year old yet.  I am going to do a highlighting tracing activity next week with her name since she knows how to spell it now.

MamaBuck09
by Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM
I got a dry erase board, that had numbers and Abc's on it for my 3 old. She loves it! But she also loved to color. It was on sale at walmart, the numbers go all up to 20.
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Kris_PBG
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Work on fine motor - don't worry about the handwriting now.

Playing with modeling clay, play dough, using tongs to sort small objects, draw a "monster" with markers on paper and give him a squirt bottle.  Have him "squirt" the monster away by repeatedly squeezing the squirter and douse the paper.

Fine motor skills are more important and necessary at this age than forcing handwriting.

Although - alternate mediums help drum up interest - dry erase markers and a mini board, a magnetic doodle board for drawing , etc...

prettymomma1204
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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we love drawing in the dusty dirt! bathtub fingerpaints are awesome at any age.  I do agree with the playdough too. puzzles are also great for fine motor. =)


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