Writing letters

Connie - posted on 01/26/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My little guy will be two at the end of this month. He loves the Your Baby Can Read videos and is doing great with reading. He also knows all of the letters and letter sounds thanks to The Letter Factory video from Leap Frog. The problem is now he wants me to write letters and words for him for hours on end! If he gets hold of a piece of paper and writing implement I'm finished! He stands there repeating "A-A-A-A-A-A" in the volume and pitch that can only be achieved by a 2 yr old! If I give in to him he immediately thinks of another letter or worse wants the same letter again and again. My question is does any one know of a way to encourage him to do the writing? His fine motor skills are great and he has a good pencil grasp but he seems to lack the motivation when he knows his letters never look like they are supposed to.

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Heather - posted on 02/20/2010

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My son is three and also likes to write out letters, ABC coloring books are great (where they had letters to color in) because he could color the letters or I saw him copying the letters in the open areas. He also likes his 7 year old sister's letter practice pages from school (he can use his crayons to write over the letters), you can find those practice pages at a education supply store. Hope he continues to have fun learning!

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