Clothilde Dupont - January 18, 2022 - Kindergarten Worksheet
Writing is one of the fine motor skills, which need to be mastered by children. In addition, writing can also be a medium for children to channel their emotions, as well as their expression of their feelings. Basic writing skills in children must be developed before children can write properly.
However, in fact, teaching children to write is not an easy thing. You may even have faced various dramas while teaching your child to write. Such as a child who pretends to be sleepy while studying because he is lazy, a child who cries when taught, a child who does not like to study for a long time, and various other obstacles.
Well, to deal with all the drama above, here are 10 tips that you can apply when teaching children to learn to write ABC easily.
The first thing you can do to teach your child to write is to provide a comfortable place. Make sure your child can learn to write on a stable chair and table and adjusts to his body shape. This is so that the child can sit with a good posture. So they can feel comfortable and at home to linger studying there. Also, avoid using a table or writing place that is too high. Because, this will affect the movement of the child’s hand when writing, and make the writing untidy.
Children often prefer to learn in a pleasant atmosphere. You can teach your child to write while playing or singing. In addition, children will also be happier learning to write with interesting things, for example using picture books or colorful books.
To teach children to write, sometimes you need additional tools. Well, usually children will like props that have bright color variations and attract their attention. Starting from the writing tool, then also an example of the alphabet used. All these tools should be attractively colored so that children can focus and be interested in learning more. Well, when the child feels bored, you can replace it with new equipment that is no less interesting, so that later the child can memorize all the letters well.
Well, after the three steps above are fulfilled, now is the time for you to train your child to grip. In today’s digital era, it is not uncommon for children to get used to typing on tablets or laptops more often. As a result, children may be more skilled at typing than writing. This can cause the child’s grasping ability to be not trained properly.
Although typing also produces writing, writing by hand should also be properly trained in children. Because this will relate to motor skills. Therefore, before teaching children to write, you must first practice their grasping skills.
When teaching children to write, you shouldn’t have high expectations. In addition, do not give a target for how many days the child must master how to write. Allow your child to develop naturally. When first learning, let the child write freely. Maybe the kids will draw an irregular line. Well, you don’t need to worry about this. Allow the child to first do and export what they want.
The trace the dot method is useful for teaching children to easily recognize letters from both capital and small forms. You can manually create your own patterns that depict letters or numbers. Make a pattern of dots using a pencil, and ask the child to thicken or connect each of the dots so that they can produce a certain shape. In addition to making it manually, you can also get it from a book or print a similar font through an internet image.
After the trace the dot method can be carried out by children, now is the time for you to try to teach him to thicken the thin letters. Similar to the previous method, you can make your own, or use a special book for children to learn to write, and you can even search for thin letters on the internet and then print them out.
When choosing a letter pattern, try to use a large pattern. This is so that children can see it clearly and can learn to the fullest. If it is too small, the child will have difficulty completing it.
You can teach your child to write by writing a single letter first. Start teaching children to write the initial letters, namely a, b, c. Next, just train the child to write consonants. However, at any time you can also mix the two, either vowels or consonants so that children’s learning abilities can increase. You can practice writing these single letters consistently so that your child’s writing skills can develop well.
Once your kids can write single letters, it’s time to move on to teaching syllables. Teaching a variety of syllables, such as ba, ca, da, ga, ha, can make it easier for children to learn to write. In addition, writing syllables at once can help children learn to read. Well, therefore, this is one tip you should not miss.
Accompanying children to learn to write is difficult and easy. However, you have to be able to do it patiently. Do not let children feel pressured and think beyond their limits. Teach slowly and give the child appreciation when he succeeded in writing something. It doesn’t have to be a gift, even sticking the writing on the wall can make children feel happy.
Those are 10 tips for teaching children to write that you can try at home. Besides learning to write, don’t forget to teach your children to start counting and reading. Well, to help children learn easier and more fun, below are examples of ABC worksheets for kindergarten that can be learned.