Today Travis practiced tracing C – an easy one! – but after the tracing, I challenged his dexterity to form a C in three ways.
First, have your child cup their hand (make sure to use the left) to form the letter. Travis had to think hard about this, but was so proud when he got it right!
Next we headed outside to draw c’s with chalk. This was a great chance to make sure his form was correct, since there was no line for him to trace outdoors!
I noticed that his C’s were a little short, and encouraged him to extend the line for a curvier final result.
Finally, back inside, I drew a C for him on construction paper and we filled it with cotton balls.
Travis wanted to do his own glue, following perfectly along the line I’d drawn.
And he was completely in charge of placing each cotton ball, too! Again, what a difference in dexterity and patience.