Monday, 14 November 2011

How to Teach a Child Writing the Alphabet?

Learning to write the alphabet is an essential chore for all beginning school-age children which they must carry out. Here’s an approach parents may use to teach the basic steps to help the process move uninterruptedly. Making a child understand the proper way to hold a pencil is the most significant part of learning to write. Forming letters properly and memorizing how to write the letters of the alphabets and making the correct moves with the pencil they are using to write the alphabets is the last step. 
  • First of all you must teach your child to begin recognizing the letters of the alphabet. Evaluate the alphabet to make sure he recognizes all letters prior than you start teaching him to write those alphabets.
  • Before using a pencil or chalk point at each letter and move your finger pretending to write the letter with your finger. Now ask your child do the same with his finger.
  • Let your child trace the letter first with his finger and then with a pencil. Make sure that your child is holding the pencil as it should be between his thumb, pointer and index finger. You can make him use tracing pages or letter practice sheets.
  • Let him write a letter himself individually. The next step, after tracing, is to write each letter individually while looking at an example, of course in your observation.
  • In the next step you should help your child write the letters of the alphabet without looking at any example. Give him some time to think about the letter formation. Tell him to trace the letter he is going to write with his finger before in reality writing the letter on paper.
  • Do again the process for every letter of the alphabet. Take as much time as required. Certain letters will apparently be easier to master. The child will most likely master the letter “O” sooner, while they may require a lot of practice for writing the letter “K.”
  • Use ruled paper or notebook so that your child can understand proportions of the letter and their proper formation.
  • Try to give him a quiet work area with proper lighting, ventilation and with little possible or no distraction.
  • You also can add some fun games to the lessons that aren’t inevitably focused on writing but in its place on probable alphabet recognition so that your child won’t feel bored while learning and writing. For this purpose that how to add games to the lesson the books like I am going to read – Wait for Us and I am going to read – Tic and Tac.
  • Always keep in mind that an average child’s attention span is near about one minute per year of his age, so, don’t expect them to stay focused for longer time periods.
  • Avoid writing in your child’s note book. Rather use a separate piece of paper of chalk board to show him the right way of letter formation.

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