Teaching Tracing ~Letters and Numbers
Thank you Twee & Rae and Zen for gifting products for us to try out for this educational post. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Izzy has been drawing lines and circles for at least a year now. It’s time to step up our game. I’m all about pushing my kid to try new things and work toward mastery.
If it’s your child’s first time tracing you want to teach them terms prior. On a white piece of paper or plain chalk board use the hand over hand method to teach a circle. Hand over hand means you have your child holding the utensil and you hold their hand to guide the movement. A circle is hard for young children because they want to keep going around and around instead of stopping when they meet the beginning of their circle.
You also want to teach your child how to make a line. Hand over hand teach your child to pull down when making a line. Once you do that a couple of times, let them try. To make it fun, you can say you are going to make a rainbow of lines. Use red, then orange… you get it, right?
Now that your child is familiar with making circles and lines they are starting to know the feeling of writing.
Bring on the the tracing!
Rae And Zen has the perfect tracing board for your child to work on their letters and numbers. Teachers and parents, order up!
Since Izzy is 2.5 years old I wanted to add a little color and fun to her tracing. Twee has some of the most adorable chalk designs! Letters, numbers, donuts, unicorn horns and more!
Have fun teaching guys!