Sensory Handwriting Practice
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Sensory Handwriting Practice is a do it yourself activity designed for preschoolers and kindergarteners to aid in learning letter formation or math, learning a phone number or address, practicing number formation, cursive handwriting, etc.
Step One: Gather materials.
- Liquid dish soap.
- A sensory bin large enough for a child to write letters in.
Step Two: Pour a small layer of dish soap into the bin.
Step Three: Add a small amount of water to the soap to give it a little less viscosity (not too much).
Step Four: Practice forming letters. Use the tips below to start letters at the top, and use consistent verbal cues.
- Teach kids to always write letters from the top to bottom. Forming letters from the bottom up is slow and inefficient and will lead to poor handwriting. Cue the child to start "at the top" as they form letters.
- Teach capital letters first. Capital letters are easier to learn than lower case letters because they all have the same height, all start at the top, and are easy to recognize.
- Start by teaching individual letters, then words, then sentences (all in capitals).
- Progress to lower case letters once the upper case letters have been well established.
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