You will need:
- Clear Plastic Sleeve (I purchased this one locally at ACE School Supplies)
- Clear Plastic sheet protectors (Easier to find…You can purchase at any Office Supply Store)
- Dry erase markers (use thick and odorless ones)
- Paper and light-colored markers OR worksheets you’d like to be able to reuse
Trick of the Trade:
When working on worksheets with your children, place the worksheet in a plastic protective sleeve so that you can use it over and over again with a dry erase marker. I like to use this technique for TRACING activities. I write the letters of the child’s name on a piece of paper, place it in the clear sleeve and then the child traces the letters with a dry erase marker.
The one I use is made of thick plastic. I purchased it at ACE SCHOOL SUPPLIES however you can also use regular plastic sheet protectors that you can purchase at your local pharmacy or Office Supply store. This is a wonderful trick that I use regularly in therapy sessions for several reasons.
I like that I don’t waste paper. Think Green!! 🙂
The smooth surface has less friction than paper/pencil and this helps young children with weak pencil grasps to complete writing tasks when just starting off with learning to write.
I also like this for activities such as MAZES so that children can easily erase when they make a mistake.