Happy National Handwriting Day!
On this day we just want to highlight a few ways of making handwriting, and learning how to write, fun!
Try building letters with wikki stix! Wikki Stix are very pliable and super fun to use to build letters and simple words. They’re also a great way to work on fine motor manipulation.
Using the Handwriting Without Tears letter blocks. These blocks are great because they come in the 4 different sizes/shapes that are stressed in the Handwriting Without Tears method (big line/little line, big curve/little curve). You can put these together to build all the different letters of the alphabet!
Using the Handwriting Without Tears roll-a-dough cards. Everyone loves play doh and it’s amazing how easy it is to get a child to build letters when this modality is involved.
Making letters/words in shaving cream. This is another fan favorite! Your child can write the letters or words in the shaving cream using their hands or a paint brush (should they not want to get their hands messy).
Using a dry erase board. Even the pickiest writers love when I pull out the dry erase boards.
If holding a pencil is challenging, don’t forget about all the wonderful grips out there! Ask us about our favorites today!