Montessori Schools around the world often use D'Nealian for the Movable Alphabet and other writing activities. We are happy to bring this edition of our Movable Alphabet to you.
You can use that neat looking paper with lines on it. Now where to begin helping your child learn to write his or her name?
As students enter kindergarten, many have to be retrained because they were taught in preschool to print using all upper case letters.
Here are tips to keep in mind when creating materials to teach name writing and name recognition: Model name writing that begins with an upper case letter and is followed by lower case letters. Use a larger font when creating materials for tracing.
Purchase a chubby primary pencil, or use a pencil grip to encourage proper pencil grasp. Initially, you may want to place a star or sticker on the left side of the paper to remind your child to start on the left.
Some helpful materials to create for these exercises: Sentence strips can be found at teacher supply stores who may also supply laminatingor at a dollar store. Children can practice tracing using a wet-erase marker such as Vis-aVis.
Wipe clean with a baby wipe or rinse under water for reuse. Create a sentence strip puzzle. Print the name in a black marker. Cut the name apart into puzzle-like pieces one piece per letter.
Laminate or seal using clear Contact paper and recut.
Place pieces in a zipper baggie. Children can practice putting the letters of their name in order. Design a tracing worksheet using teacher font software.
Use a large font to begin with. Make one line with solid letters as a model. Make a second and third line with dot-to-dot letters for tracing. Leave a blank line for children to practice independently. Pencil creates more friction against paper than marker. Fun Ways to Practice: Hide pieces of the name puzzle around the room and play a name hunt game.
How many letters are your looking for? Find them all, name the letters, and build the name. Build the name using play dough, modeling clay or Wikki-Stix. Make a crayon rubbing over the Wikki-Stix. Build the name using magnet letters on the refrigerator or cookie tray.
Build letters out of bread dough and bake. Paint the name on an easel this promotes the top to bottom motion necessary for printing.
Sign his name at the bottom of artwork. Your child can sign his own name at the bottom of thank you cards. Teach your child how to trace the letters using a thin line of liquid white glue school glue.
Cover in glitter and let dry. Make a simple word search and have your child look for his name. How many times was it hidden?D'Nealian Style Worksheets Best for practicing basic handwriting after students have learned all letters.
Just type in sentences as you would in a word processor and watch the paragraph worksheet appear before your eyes. This is a very handy website where you can quickly select worksheets for D'Nealian handwriting practice. Writing is a pretty low-tech activity.
All you really need to get started is a pen. Backs of envelopes, the palm of one's hand, those handy blank pages at the end of books - all of these are great resources. How I teach handwriting.
I use a gradual approach when teaching handwriting to my preschoolers. We start with a lot of simple fine motor – forming the letters without pencil and paper.
Other handwriting apps that we know (e.g. Paper, Penultimate, ) use the conventional method of applying a bitmap texture on strokes to simulate inking. While it would have been easier for us to do this same by-the-book method, we hate the fact that when zoomed in, .
This page is a collection of links for parents and metin2sell.com are based on the curriculum for Kindergarten through grade five,although many pages will be of interest to older metin2sell.com page also includes a list of publishers and software companies.