D is 4 1/2 years old.
Play dough is supposed to help a child with their pencil grip and I want a more hands on approach to learning his alphabets so I am incorporating these great Play Dough Mats to do with our alphabets. It is a great sensory experience as well.
I tried these with him a few months ago and he didn’t seem to interested. This week though he loved the play dough mats.
He did a tracing worksheet even though he isn’t very fond of tracing and written work. I am really confused on what to do about the writing. He doesn’t enjoy it and I wonder if we should just leave these alone for a while and come back to them at a later stage when he is more keen on it. On the other hand though I wonder if the way to strengthen his hand and pencil grip is to practice and get used to it?
He enjoyed the Ear Twiggles file folder game. He had to put all the things that started with A in the A basket and everything else in the blank basket. We also did some of the Letter of Week A activities including this counting apple seeds activity.
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