Monday, September 9, 2013

Toddler Writing Practice

Today, we practiced "writing" in chocolate pudding. Once Esme and Ellerie got done licking their fingers, they had fun drawing shapes in the pudding. We used cookie sheets with white paper taped to them for our pudding writing.

This a great sensory activity for little ones. It's also great writing practice. It's easier to write with a finger in pudding (shaving cream works well too...try adding glitter for an added touch) than it is to hold a pencil to paper...there is less resistance. Have your toddler/preschooler practice drawing lines, circles, triangles and squares before letters. Once your child has mastered those shapes, they will have enough fine motor control to begin writing the letters of the alphabet.

Stay tuned for more writing practice tips...

1 comment:

  1. My girls are crazy in to painting. What a great sensory and learning activity. I'm putting this on my to-do list. Thanks!