If you have a blog and would like to link up at the bottom, I would love it. It can be a new post or an old post. If you are one of the many out there that do not have a blog, well you are in for a treat! At the end of this post, you can just click from one blog to another finding neat things that other women want to share. How fun! Try and Tell will happen every Tuesday (post will be up around 9 pm CST on Mondays) and is like a virtual play date for moms. Think of it as Show and Tell from our school days, but for grown women. No you do not have to be a mom of a young kid, or even a mom. All women love to talk and share with friends. We are all friends, so share away!
Me first, me first! [Jumping up and down with my hand waving wildly]
You all know that my son is 3 1/2 years old and attends preschool. Up until 2 weeks ago, he had absolutely no interest in writing and barely any in drawing. He just liked to paint, cut with scissors, and use the glue stick. So I asked him why he didn’t like to write or draw. He told me it was too hard to do. So I watched him try to do it. He was holding the marker in his fist and smushing it into the paper. He was having a hard time moving the marker around like this.
So I asked his teachers if they had a suggestion for helping him to learn how to hold a pencil/marker. I was trying to maneuver his finger to show him, but it was extremely frustrating for him and me. She shared this tip with me and within 2 weeks my son wants to practice writing and is drawing! So keeping with the theme of Try and Tell, I am sharing it with you. Here is the video. [If you are reading this in an email or reader, you will have to come to the site to view the video, sorry. But hey, you want to be here any way so you can click on all of the neat ideas others have brought to share with you. :-)]
Now all of you with little girls probably aren’t having as much difficulty with this. My daughter is only 17 months and is already starting to hold a crayon extremely well and trying to draw. But little boys are just wired differently.
Please remember that every child develops at a different rate. This is just a tip to use when you feel your child is ready.
Now it is time for you to tell. Leave a comment to share your thing for today or add your link below.