Our Ascend Expert Christina Pandolfo, MS, OTR/L
has these fun ideas for your child:
For many students in Preschool/TK, working on pre-writing lines (including a vertical line, horizontal line, and circle) and eventually learning to trace letters (starting with their first name) are goals that are often worked on.
Here are some ideas for working on pre-writing lines and letters at home, without using a pencil or marker!
How to Practice Pre-Writing Lines and Letters Without a Pencil or Marker
- Make letters and shapes with playdough
- Make lines, shapes, and letters with pipe cleaners, Wikki Stix or yarn
- Make letters with stickers using a visual model of the letter
- Make lines, shapes, and letters out of snacks: try marshmallows, raisins, etc.
- Use shaving cream on the bathroom wall during bath time! Use finger to make lines, letters, and shapes
- Use a wet sponge on a chalk board – practice shapes and letters and watch them disappear!
- Use a paintbrush with water and practice lines, shapes, and letters on the sidewalk.
- Put cornmeal, lentils, beans or sand in a cookie tray, and use finger to practice making lines, shapes, and letters using a visual model.
Let us know how you like these ideas and if it helped your child!