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Handwriting

Worm Spacers

You will Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes
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The activity:

Many children have difficulty spacing words when learning to write sentences. I work on that several ways. Worm Spacers is a cute and fun way for them to create a space between two words. I cut out a piece of construction paper in the shape of a worm sticking out of the ground.

You can instruct them to line up the worm flush with the last letter in the word they just finished writing so that an appropriate space can be created to begin the next word!

 

Categories
Handwriting

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!