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Practicing Letter formation

Practicing Letter Formation


We practice our letter formation in different ways - really big, standing up, kneeling down as "meerkats" and in sand trays. 

We sing a little song to help the children remember how to hold their pencil correctly between their thumb and index finger.


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So the children remember how to form each letter we say a little phrase to help them.  You will often hear "down - bump", and the bump reminds the children to place their letter on the line. When they practice at home make sure your child writes on the line.


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Practicing letter formation can be done with just about anything - with a stick in mud, or leaves, writing with a squirty bottle of water on the ground, in sand, or in rice on a tray, flour on a plate or even soap on the tiles while standing in the shower!