Dive like a dolphin.
In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, today’s Therapist Thursday is devoted to unique places teachers can let students practice handwriting. Each place will help foster the correct pencil grip to enable students more success with handwriting.
Fun places to write:
1- vertical surfaces
2- Easels or Chalkboards
3- Butcher Paper or Gift Wrap taped to a wall
Fundanoodle loves teachers!! In fact, many of our team members are former preschool and elementary teachers. Max & Alphie love to hear their stores about making learning FUN in the classroom.
Do you have a favorite teacher? Does your child? Better yet, are you a teacher with a story about a favorite teacher?
The Fundanoodle gang would love to hear your stories about a favorite teacher that made learning FUN! Post your story (and picture) on our Facebook timeline or in the comments of this blog. We will pick 5 winners at the end of the week in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week.
By Amy Bumgarner
Fundanoodle’s I Can Build Letter kits are a great multi-sensory way to allow your child to practice using his or her body to construct or write a letter before writing with a pencil on paper. Other multi-sensory approaches you can use in conjunction with the kits include: sidewalk chalk on concrete or carpet squares, writing secret messages or pictures, and building straight lined letters or objects with popsicle sticks.
Fundanoodle’s Max and Alphies Adventures”workbooks are great for working on visual motor skills necessary for handwriting. Using hands-on 2D and 3D manipulatives, such as puzzles and magnetic shapes are also great ways to work on those skills too! do this before or after practicing in the Max and Alphie Adventures worksbooks to maintain the multi-sensory approach that is the basis for Fundanoodle.