Friday, August 17, 2012
There is a period of time, typically when a child is 2 or 3, when they exhibit interest in learning letters but do not yet have the fine motor control to reliably write letters on their own. In order to honor and encourage the innate interest in literacy at this early stage (and yes, you really, really, really do want to encourage this exploration), parents and teachers must come up with ways to help build letter recognition without reliance upon writing.
I bought this set for $1 at one craft store or another, and have bought other sets with different fonts since then. Ink pads should run you a couple dollars and you can use any scrap paper you have on hand, so this is all in all a very inexpensive but very meaningful activity.
Do you use stamps in your homeschool?