At around four years of age, most children all by themselves come up with the idea of scribbling their names under their own works of art or, alternatively, on every piece of paper they can get their hands on. Parents understandably want to support these first steps in the world of letters. The classic model of prescribing and rewriting does not always work. Then other solutions have to be found, because after all they want to arouse joy and not frustration in the child.
Descendants create trust
Sometimes the first attempts at writing fail simply because of your own ambition. Especially when the child is older, they may have high demands on the result. If your own letters do not look as accurate as those of mom or dad, there is a hangover mood.
First, let your child trace back letters. You can either buy preschool books or simply prepare exercises yourself on a sheet of paper.
Reading comes before writing
A newcomer to the world of letters can rightly be confused. An "F" looks almost like an "E", a "W" is an upside-down "M" and a "U" and a "V" are only differentiated by a small corner. You can get confused. It helps to get to know the letters first. With our NatureichNatureich alphabet blocks children can familiarize themselves with the different symbols in peace and quiet. We recommend that you only use capital letters in the first step. You should only teach the system of upper and lower case letters when the child really knows all the letters and can actually read and write.
Writing is order
Wonderful, little Paul recognizes all the letters of his name and still sometimes comes out a PLAU? Then practice organizing with your child. Write the letters of the name on strips of cardboard of the same width. In our example, the shortest is followed by the "P" on the second longest the "A" on the third longest the "U" and on the longest the "L". As with a register, the child can now organize things himself without your guidance. This promotes pride in one's own performance!