“Y” Build Letters?

by: Michelle Yoder, OTR/L

Ask any kindergarten teacher:  Learning to write the letter “Y” can be a challenge for little hands and developing minds!

Look at this actual example.  We worked with a little girl the “old-fashioned” way, just putting pencil to paper, first demonstrating how the letter is form, then “assisting,” and then, letting her write it herself.  (See where we even added extra yellow “dots” as cues to help her?)

Then, we took a break and “played” with Fundanoodle’s Magna Strips from the I Can Build Uppercase Letters Kit, using the special shapes to “build” the letter “Y.”  Our young student constructed the “ Y” several times on her own, , wrote it a few times on the dry-erase board, and then, returned to the paper instruction sheet, where, as you can see, she wrote it with ease!

What a great example of using multi-sensory writing and instruction for the greatest possible success!

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