We are preparing for school in full swing, and one of the stages of this process is teaching a daughter a letter. I try to use various methods to arouse the interest of the child and still achieve the desired results.
We have a game of favorite characters – I write their names in which I miss one or more letters. From the daughter is required to correctly insert the missing. The most difficult level is the spelling of the word by the first and last letters.
They are often practiced by our teacher. Only she does not dictate words to children, but letters. I add simple words to the letters. By the way, now it is worth paying attention of children to the correct writing. Of course, children’s mistakes sometimes touch, but still literacy is better.
We have a lot of them – from simple notebooks in a slanting line to colorful editions with stickers and coloring. I like the complex options in which not only the recipe, but also other tasks for writing and logic. This way you can escape from the letters and play in the maze, for example.
Again, writing only letters is boring. It is good to write their separate elements, to work out shading, to draw geometrical figures and ornaments. It is important to simply ensure that the child is confidently oriented on the pages of the notebook – in the cells, on the rulers. Do not forget to pay attention to the pressure and repeated guidance lines (this should not be).
Many copies contain arrows that indicate the direction of movement when writing letters. Alas, this manual does not suit us, because, the daughter is left-handed, and their writing principle is completely different.
By the way, I have already written a review about left-handed copies — in this regard, they helped me a lot, otherwise I just could not teach my daughter to write correctly, because I cannot know how left-handers write.
Writing words is not a boredom, because you can write letters to friends and Santa Claus, SMS messages and even a personal diary. And recently, the daughter is addicted to communicating via VibER (a program similar to Skype), and now regularly exchanges messages with her grandmother, sister, and girlfriends.
In our favorite cartoon, the heroines have personal diaries in which they write their thoughts. Therefore, my daughter also had a notebook for notes, where she notes the weather, days of the week and some impressions.
Another our favorite game is to shop. To do this, you need to write in advance the price tags – with the indication of the name of the product and its value, to print a receipt. It would seem that we play, but at the same time we sharpen writing skills.
No matter how difficult it is, I try to never present a letter in the form of punishment (although I really want to). After all, this way you can instill in the child aversion to the educational process as a whole.
The tradition is much better than the punishment; we have it – regular homework, greeting cards that the daughter makes and signs on her own, and two or three times a week one page of writings in a notebook to choose from. My only condition is that until the work is done, the entertainment is unacceptable.
The results that we have now, I and the teachers are satisfied, but we strive for the best, so we train hard! How do you teach children writing? Share the secrets!