So many people ask if we don’t TEACH preschoolers how to write when will they learn?
Think about when a child goes to kindergarten. The complaints that are usually voiced by teachers are that children can’t sit still or they can’t open milk or they lack maturity and social skills. Rarely do you ever hear them say – they just can’t write.
These skills – fine motor – can’t be taught. It can only be practiced as a child’s small muscles are ready .
A favorite activity we do here to help build small motor muscles is make chandeliers. It’s a fun way to work the muscles used for writing and add Beaty and community to our room.
This is one of my favorites. I think it’s 3 or 4 years old
This is the one we started today.
I waited a semester to start our chandelier project because we have so many young friends. They just were not ready. When you ask a child to do something that they don’t have the skills for all they experience is frustration. I want our children to feel success.
I think we have a pretty good start. I made our base smaller since we started late. I can’t wait to see this beauty when it’s finished.