One of the greatest things that parents can do for their children is providing them an education. And the most crucial time for laying the foundation for school education, amongst children is the elementary stages when they are just learning to read and write. Almost all parents have held the tiny hands of their little ones and helped them scribble out their first words.
For parents who are yet to go through this overwhelming experience and want to make it easy for their child to learn the first steps of writing, here are a few tips to help your child write her first words:
- Make your child try scribbling with crayons on big, blank A-4 sheets or try tracing over the alphabets drawn by you on the sheets, for a few minutes daily.
- Be patient if your child draws the letters wrong initially, appreciate her attempts and show her the right way to write the letters calmly, each time.
- Never stop her when she scribbles on the floor or walls and gives her blackboards or chart papers to do her scribbling on, instead.
- Allow her often, to make use of her imagination and creativity with freedom and do not instruct her about writing the right way all the time.
- Encourage her to practice more and more by putting her worksheets or other creations on display in her room or a board in the house.
- Colour big cutouts of the letters with different shades and use them to help identify the alphabets making use of her visual skills.
- Give her small rewards or praise her efforts even if she lacks perfection at this point of time. This would help her do better next time.
- Run your imagination and make use of innovative art supplies like clay, sand, colours, etc. to keep your child intrigued in the learning process.