Learning to write doesn’t have to be boring or difficult. You can make learning to write fun and engaging by using multisensory strategies. For kids that struggle with learning to write, a multisensory teaching method is the most effective teaching method. These include seeing it (visual), hearing it (auditory) and moving with it (kinesthetic). On today’s post I came up with my favorite multisensory writing strategies that I want to share with you today.
1. Use Playdough
- Use a pencil, chopstick or even a golf tee and write letters, words or sentences onto the surface of the playdough.
- Stick letter tiles onto the play dough so that they stand up and build words.
- Use letter magnets and letter stamps onto the surface of the playdough.
The kids can also build letters with the playdough by forming it into the letter shapes.
2. Use Shaving Cream
This activity never gets old! Spread shaving cream out on a flat surface or tray and then let the child write out the letters or words or sentences. This is really messy but oh so fun! Sometimes I like to change it up by using pudding or whipped cream. You can also put shaving cream on a mirror in the bathroom – makes cleaning up a bit easier.
3. Use Body Language
4. Trace Over Highlighter
Using a highlighter write letters or words on a piece of paper. Now let your child pick out their favorite color markers or pens and trace over your letters making sure that the color they use is darker than the highlighter you used.