abcs for literacy

Trace first name

Writing is a brand-new, foreign horizon for children- and it uses fine motor skills they may not have developed yet.  Start out with the simple step of tracing first name.  Use a “just right” font & size like Comic Sans MS size 26.  Make several copies of your child’s name- this skill takes practice over a long time to learn:

Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name

Cut the name into a “Name Ticket” so that the child’s name only appears once on each ticket and your child is not intimidated by too much work. A "Name Ticket" is simply a strip of paper about 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. A “Name Ticket” is also good at helping your child learn to write left to right.

 

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