Three Ways to Practice Letters Without Ever Using a Pencil…
Is your little learner struggling with handwriting? Do you want your child to write a little neater? Or do you just want to get a little bit ahead of that kindergarten game?
Well, put that pencil down. Put the paper away. Fundanoodle has your solution!
Introducing the Muscle Mover FUN kit!
Did you notice the word fun? That’s the key that often gets removed from letter writing and formation. We tend to expect our 3, 4, and even 5 year old children to pick up a crayon, pencil, or pen, hold it properly, and just start writing. And this leads to frustration. This is just one of the Fundanoodle products that will help solve that problem.
Your child needs to build and strengthen those finger and hand muscles BEFORE ever picking up a writing implement. And that comes from using the fingers and hands to push, pull, pinch, grasp, roll, and stretch.
Today is a great day for Fundanoodle, as we launch our new kits which employ the Three Ways to Practice Letters Without Using a Pencil:
1.) Our Muscle Mover cards, either in an Uppercase or Lowercase set, start with a colorful, fun, and unique animal action/sound on one side. The child uses their large motor skills to gallop, soar, moo, or roar, etc., preparing their body and mind to concentrate on letter formation. The flip side of the card shows the letter (uppercase or lowercase) of the animal they just emulated.
2.) From the Play Doh container provided in the kit, they will roll the Play Doh into long strips and trace the letter. It can all be traced with one long piece, like the letters L, C, and S. Or it will be traced in sections, as in the letters T, H, and B. But the sky’s the limit! I’ve seen children make small balls and place them on the letter until it is fully covered; or flatten tiny little pancakes on the letter to complete it’s formation.
This little learner chose to use our Safety Scissors to create a very sunny and bright lowercase ‘y’!
3.) From the Wikki Stix bag, they will then trace the letter with these sticky, bendable, and colorful sticks. They can use different colors for different sections of the letters. They can fold the sticks to fit the letter. The sticks can be cut (with parental supervision or support, if necessary) to fit the letter formation. Again, innovative tracing techniques are welcome here!
Enjoy this video of Emma and Aiden, ages 5 and 6, putting all three ways into practice. There’s no doubt that our new product lives up to it’s name with tons of FUN!
Buy this product using the links below. And as always, contact me through my website with questions about this and any of our products.