Today, much to our daughter’s delight, our grandson displayed an outpouring of all the ways he’s been learning to write. Brayden attends a great preschool and has been consistently exposed to letters, numbers and opportunities to write. Being a kinesthetic, active little boy he does write but often prefers more physical, social activity. Yet, today was a special day. Brayden sat and wrote and wrote and wrote his name! With much delight and pride in what he was doing, he wrote all the letters in the correct order again and again.
You may have an active, kinesthetic, social preschooler and you should celebrate that. At some point, however, they’re going to have to sit still to read and write.
There are a lot of ways you can help prepare them. Here are some suggestions:
- Make regular trips to the library.
- Read to your kids.
- Let them see you reading.
- Tell stories.
- Have them tell you stories.
- Get them comfortable with writing tools.
- Have fun writing, drawing and coloring together.
A love of reading starts at home.
What do you do to get your kids reading and writing ?
What is your child’s learning style? There are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Take the test and get immediate results: Is your child a visual learner?