Most kids do not love learning to write by practicing letter formation. And the truth is, there are certain fine-motor skills that need to be there before kids can learn to write.
To make both getting ready to write and developing those physical skills a little more fun for kids and teachers/parents alike, why not try setting up a fine-motor journal for preschoolers?
This idea comes from Stay at Home Educator, and it involves making little books where the kids put in stickers and draw lines between the stickers or do other activities. They get the fine-motor work both of peeling the stickers and controlling a crayon without the pressure of making letters, and in the end they have a book to show for their efforts, which should also get them excited about later writing books with real letters and words.
Check out her post for all the details and more tips for teaching writing to little ones.
[Photo: Stay at Home Educator.]