Inigo and I started our letters of the week activities at home doing some simple, fun, and educational hands-on activities.
This week we started with letter A.
Here are some of the ways we worked with the “A is for Apple” theme that you can try with your own little ones.
1. Practice fine motor skills.
I printed upper case A and he embedded it with the apple stickers. He also used our alphabet stickers to spell out the word APPLE.
He traced the uppercase A with marshmallows, toothpick and tempera paint.
3. Pre-writing skills
This free printable for tracing lines is a perfect introduction to writing for him. A perfect way to put those fine motor skills into practice and let him begin to learn to write.
I don’t push holding a pencil or writing until he show interest. In this case, I am not quite sure if he will like this. I am just testing if he will continue the activity. At first, he said he doesn’t want to go through but when I told him that the boy is hungry and needs to eat his apple but the only way he can do that is by crossing the line using his pencil. Then he started to show interest.A simple remarks can make big a difference to your learner! Keep on motivating them!
Following his lead and providing him with the next step in learning how to write. I also gave coloring pages. He need to use the right color of the apple. We had so much fun with these that we are planning to continue for more fun apple theme activities this week. We will be doing Math Skills tomorrow.
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