|Noah practicing the letter N|
Since Noah is 3 he is not yet used to holding a pencil, even a crayon for that matter. So we switched to an easier, more fun ways to practice writing letters. Here is one idea that is a favorite: cornmeal! This is something Chad always loved to do!
Basically it is as simple as can be! Pour loose cornmeal (it doesn't cause dust) on a large metal baking tray and have at it. Simply shake pan to "erase" and start over. Kids have a blast with this, practicing letters or not. It is a magnadoodle, before there was such! ;-)
It is so much easier for younger kids to begin writing letters this way, with their finger. This really helps the brain make that connection with the letter and pave the way for that child to eventually write with pencil, crayon, etc.