June 13, 2010

Writing Love

How do you teach children to write?  It depends on the child.  For Funny Girl the answer has been an alphabet puzzle, lots of paper, and a parent to spell for her.

At first, I noticed sheets of paper like this lying around the house.

Then she started asking us to help her write sentences.  That's when we needed the alphabet puzzle.  Funny Girl tells us the word that she would like to write, and we pull the letters out of the puzzle for her.  If we aren't at home, we point to letters in signs, tshirts, menus, etc.

It's amazing to watch her grow and learn organically.

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