Is your child ready to learn to write letters? There is a developmental path to writing. When we start teaching writing to children too young, we ignore their natural, developmentally-appropriate path.
There are many different approaches to teaching children to write. Most teach lowercase letters in conjunction with the uppercase letters. But this approach is flawed. Teaching children to write with capital letters first is the better strategy.
Hooray! It is finally here! Our newest Orange Level curriculum: Foundations and Fundamentals. This program is a secular, multi-sensory, complete curriculum based on child development that will get your child started off with reading, writing, and math in the best way possible!
Schools today are NOT teaching children to write. Instead, they are allowing children to figure out, on their own, how to make the letters. This leads to children drawing letters instead of writing them.
What’s the difference? And why does it matter?
What would it look like to teach letters, numbers, shapes, and colors the Five Senses Literature Lessons way? Take a look to find out! We are excited to announce that we are working on a new program for the Orange Level, Fundamentals and Foundations!
In the quest to help children develop the skills needed to start learning to write, this toy is a surprising win! WOW Water Painting sets by Melissa and Doug are great for building hand strength and practicing good pencil grip.
As an occupational therapist, I cringe when I see a child being encouraged to learn to write before they have developed a proper pencil grip. Your child needs to work on developing a grasp that uses the tips of their fingers. Rock Crayons are a great way of helping your young child build the muscle strength needed for a proper pencil grip. And they are fun!
Are you worried about your child’s progress this year? How do you know if she is demonstrating symptoms of a learning disability? Is it time to worry? Knowing what learning disability symptoms to watch for can be overwhelming. It can be hard to know when to worry about a learning disability.
DYSGRAPHIA IS A LEARNING DISABILITY FOR WRITING.
Children with dysgraphia often have a combination of fine motor delays, lack of hand and finger strength, issues with hand-eye coordination, and struggle to remember how to write letters. You can help your child overcome dysgraphia with our step-by-step guide.
The question of the Day: My child (4, 5, or 6 years old) is learning to write and struggling. What can I do to help? Learning to write is hard. Writing is a complex task. It requires muscle strength in the arm, wrist, and hand; visual perceptual skills; fine motor control; and hand-eye coordination. In…