Many parents teach their children to write their name in capital letters. This is one of the hardest habits to break for little ones once they enter school and are expected to write their name the traditional way.
Teach your child to write their name with the first letter in uppercase and the remaining letters in lower case. Also, make sure you teach your child how to write their full first name, not just a nickname. This will help you child have an easier adjustment to kindergarten and teacher expectations.
Your child will have an easier time learning to write if you teach the child to write from top to bottom as well. This motions is less tiresome for little hands too.
Now...the fun ways to practice letter writing or name writing.
- Spread shaving cream on a cookie sheet and let them write the letters with their pointer finger. Shaving cream is just soap, so your child will have clean hands when he or she done. The cookie sheet cleans up easy too!
- Finger paint also works well, but a little messier.
- If you don't mind playing with food, pudding on a plate or cookie sheet work well.
- Writing on a dry erase board is also lots of fun for kids too.