Space Maker

You will need:

  • Lined paper
  • small stickers or stars

The Activity:

When children start learning to write sentences many of them have difficulty with spacial concepts. They don’t always leave enough space between words and they therefore create sentences that are difficult to read.

In order to teach spacing between words, I like to use this sticker trick! I let the child know before he starts to copy or write a sentence that for every space he puts correctly between words, he gets a sticker. This is a great way to focus your child’s attention on spacing.

I have to admit that some children are indifferent to stickers and therefore it is not a real motivator. For these children, I tell them that for each sticker they accumulate for correct spacing, they get one minute on the iPad! It’s a fantastic motivator!