Once your child gets the hang of writing their initial, work on the rest of the letters in their name. Remember to write their initial using a capital letter and the rest of the letters using lower case.
We used the name card from the car park name activity. I covered it with tape so that Benji which meant Benji could write on top of the letters and then we could rub it away and start again.
We used Chalky Pastels but you could use a dry wipe pen.
There are lots of fun ways to practise letter formation in the Summer Camp membership area. As we introduce letters, it is important to focus on the correct formation as it will help with legibility and speed later on. It is much easier to teach the correct formation from the start than to try to undo incorrect letter formation. When children start school, their hands often aren't ready to begin writing with a pencil so the letter formation activities included in Summer Camp are done through play. There are lots of activities designed to introduce the correct letter formation and also help to develop the pre-writing skills required to hold a pencil.
If you have a go at this activity and share any photos on social media please tag @miniwritersclub.
These were gifted to me by Nexus. They are really lovely. They can be used on chalkboards, whiteboards, windows, paper, cardboard, wood and metal and wiped off with a damp cloth. They chalk pastels are refillable.