Do you want your child to learn their alphabet but often find it difficult for them to focus? How often do you feel like a broken record, telling your children to practice handwriting?
Well, handwriting is a hard task. It requires a combination of complex skills such as visual, physical fine motor, and planning skills.
Sensory handwriting is using a range of tactile materials for your child to “feel” the letters. This is a great way for your child to practice letter formation without the need of holding a pencil (and in a more fun and motivating way!).
Click on the link below to download ideas for Sensory Handwriting!
It is also a good idea to learn by incorporating and using a range of senses. For example:
- Touch (i.e. feeling the letter using sensory handwriting)
- Visual (i.e. seeing the letter)
- Auditory (i.e. listening to the name and/or sound of the letter)
This can make it easier for a child to remember and learn their alphabet. This is learning using a “multisensory” approach.
Comment below if you have any sensory handwriting ideas your child enjoys 🙂