Many of the ideas that I have shared with you throughout our summer Brain Drain series are excellent tools for your visual learner to use throughout the school year to reinforce those new concepts that they will inevitably be learning, and possibly having difficulty grasping.
It’s common over the summer for the kids to lose some of those hard-earned handwriting skills that they practiced all year at school. With all the playing and creating, they may not get a lot of opportunities to physically write things down to stay in practice. We’ve made something great just for you. Well – for you and your young writer.
Visual thinkers have a lot of ideas happening all the time- but the ideas are pictures inside their head. Writing requires them to translate their images into words and get them on paper. A great way to help them translate those images into words is to have them start by drawing a picture.
Handwriting is really just drawing letters. And every child can use a little more practice with pencil control and focusing on what they are writing without the pressure of having to generate unique thoughts to write. My 7 Days to Better Handwriting is designed to do just that.
Are you worried that your child might have dyslexia? Does your child have terrible, illegible handwriting? Are you looking for some ways to advocate for your child at school? Are you having some reservations about the upcoming standardized testing? Do you need a few ideas for things to do with the kids? This past month we have given answers for all of these questions and more.
You and your child made it to the finish line… almost. Today’s final exercise is a chance to take all the skills we’ve practiced this week and put them together. Drawing, writing, spacing and coloring: invaluable ingredients to perfecting handwriting at any age.
Another common issue early writers struggle with is the spacing between words. Kids are either writing HUGE LETTERS that are spaced out beyond belief or they can often be found writing tiny, tiny, tiny letters squished so close together you can’t read them.