Growing into Readers
- Use creative ways to have your child practice writing. Use sidewalk chalk, paints, a stick in the dirt, or write on a steamy window.
- Make writing fun. The more your child draws, glues and paints, the stronger his hands will be. Preschoolers love to glue and cut anything from googly eyes and shapes to pictures from magazines.
- Use manners as well as drawing to have your child can help you write a letter or card to someone. She can decorate it and help you decide what to write. Discuss the importance of thank you cards, as well as writing words to express gratitude.