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Montessori Language Activities : Preschool Writing Activities

Montessori Language Activities : Preschool Writing Activities

These are very early activities for writing,
writing preparation. Often, we do these on a chalkboard, sometimes we will actually have
them on a ditto and let the children pick from a stack of dittos, but these are the
early writing. I start by writing dashes, lines and things in the first box, and what
their goal is to finish that. When I’m presenting, I show them dot, slash, slash, circle, X,
line; and I show them exactly how I write it, so they know how to hold a pencil. Dot,
line, line, circle, X, and line. Then have them trace them again; dot. Can you make your
own, dot, dot, dot, dot? Trace the slash and make a new one. Then have them trace and repeat.
Trace and make their own.
Trace and make their own. After they have mastered doing this activity, I will just
put one here, and have them just do the whole entire page, or often I will put a dash, a
line, a dash, a line and then have them repeat it in the next box, which is a little more
difficult. The next step after this is actually to do the letters of the alphabet. We always
start with the main lines and dashes for writing preparation.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. If all Montessori teachers act like the "I was personally trained by Montessori's neighbor's cousin's best friend" types I see commenting on videos here then I thank God we opted to home school. Seriously, just what "lesson" does that kind of elitist, rude attitude teach children?

  2. I just started  an home base art class w/ my neighbors 4 and 6 yr old. What I noticed w/ the 4yr old in holding her crayon  with a full grasp and not thumb and pointer finger. When we had session today I was trying to show her holding the paint brush as describe she said it hurt to hold it this way.  What type of exercises can you prescribe in assisting her I know eventually she will adapt but I am surprised her preschool teacher has not helped her with this. The other 4yr old in my group has no issue with holding a crayon or brush with thumb and pointer finger. Grateful for advice. 🙂

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