This blog is destinated to primary teachers who want to deliver English in a funny way encouraging their learners to have an active role. Here you will find resources about Classroom language, Phonics, Phonology and Literacy.
These include providing simple and then more complex jigsaws and puzzles, painting and chalking activities, and perhaps exploring beads and bead strings for threading. Once your child is starting to draw and paint pictures they maybe ready to start engaging in activities which specifically focus on developing their tripod grip.
In order for your child to start learning to write they firstly need to learn how to hold a pencil correctly. This skill takes time to master so it can prove helpful to use a triangular pencil with a special p encil grip to begin with. Firstly, demonstrate to your child how they should hold their pencil and give them time to practise.
You may decide to provide a range of coloured paper or felt tip pens for your child to refine this skill in exciting and new ways. Drawing is something they may really enjoy to begin with. Once your child is able to hold a pencil, you can begin by teaching them how to write their name.
Start by practising in informal ways such as using a paintbrush to make marks in a tray of paint, sand, glitter or shaving foam. Allow your child to explore the tripod grip and practise holding a paintbrush correctly first. Encourage your child to try holding felt pens, crayons and pencil colours, by providing them with a colouring book or coloured paper.
Give them time to explore and develop their fine motor control and coordination. Model the correct way to hold pens and pencils so your child becomes use to using the tripod grip.
Children like to feel they can erase mistakes easily and this makes learning to write less stressful and pressurised. Once your child is showing confidence with the tripod g rip and has some degree of control when using writing implements, you could begin introducing them to writing.
You child needs to show interest and be ready for this stage. The first step is for you to write in pen a yellow fine line felt-tip is ideal whilst your child tries tracing over each letter with their pencil. Explain to your child how each letter is formed i. Once they are able to trace over your writing, let them try tracing over others words and then progress onto writing their name independently.
Children gain a great deal of self esteem and confidence by being able to write and recognise their own name before starting school. They will feels so proud at being able to write their name on the paintings even if only some letters are legible to begin with.
The easiest way to teach letter formation and letter sounds is through following the steps below and using the Jolly Phonics Workbooks: Step 1 Once your child is confident with holding a pencil and has some degree of control and coordination they can begin learning letter formation skills.Fatima is a trainer and is currently running her newly opened Jolly Learning Centre (Phonics Club) in Pakistan, where children, parents and teachers now enjoy her lively attheheels.com is working as a trainer and literacy consultant for various organizations.
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