Monday, July 27, 2009

Montessori Teaching Curriculum: Reading, Writing, and the Sand Tray

This Sand Tray is your child's first introduction to writing and writing-related motor skills.

Let your child enjoy tracing and drawing shapes in the sand and then show him or her how to make curves, circles, lines, and dots.

Once your child has been introduced a handful of letters via the Sandpaper Letters, you can show your child how to trace these letters in the Sand Tray, too. However, if your child prefers to draw in the sand, that's fine!

Photo credit: Guidecraft Children's Toys

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