I really need help from some experienced parents outhere. I have a 2.6 year old daughter. We currently live abroad and need some advice how to teach writing to kids. I am not sure whether I will be able to put her into pre nursery, I guess I ll be starting her off LKG In St. Pauls jp nagar directly. But in schools In pre nursery they teach all alphabets and in LKG they start off with 2 letter words. But now in India they have a new method of teaching, they start with Sleeping line, standing line, slash etc. So please let me know how this works in detail.
Thanks for your time
Standing line is nothing but a vertical line. Sleeping line is the horizontal line. Slanting is a line drawn with an angle just like a diagonal line. for curves they call it bumpety line. The alphabets will be a combination of these lines. for example L is written with one standing and one sleeping line. B is a combination of a standing line and 2 bumpety lines.
You can make her trace or draw these lines, or make her connect the dots to form an object. You write the numbers to form a star shape or hexagon or any object with straight lines and make her connect the dots. also you can make her complete a maze.
Once she is comfortable with these lines, start with alphabets with standing and sleeping lines such as L,T,H,I, E,F. Then the ones with the slanting lines V,W,K,M,N,A, X,Y,Z and then the alphabets with the curves.
my son is in nursery in bangalore and this is the sequence in which he has been taught writing by me and by teachers:
sequence of lines should be:
some children find it easier to make circles than lines. you can change the sequence according to child's level of comfort with a particular pattern
i hope i havent left out anything..this is only related to writing of letters, and not handwriting..handwriting comes under proper visual motor coordination and there are different activities for that.
Roshmom and Aanchal!! cant thanks you guys enough for your reply.
I have tried my daughter making her write.. but she doesnt really seem to be interested.. I give her a lot of colour pencils and paper to scrible.. but she doesnt like it doing more than 5 mins.. How do i make it interesting? Any ideas??
i too have a same problem and I end up writing myself........
just try with patience.....my 4 year old doesn't write anything at all.............
Instead of caling it standing or sleeping line, i made it rhythmc, saying up-to-down, up-to-down... left -to-right left-to-right. & he'd follow the rhythm and learn the motion along with the chanting....:)
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