For today’s activity, I gave Lexi a box of crayon and a clean sheet of Manila Paper
I want to help her develop her fine motor skills while having fun. I was first thinking between letting her color a coloring book or the Manila paper. I decided to let her use Manila paper so that she has a bigger work area.
For the first 10 minutes, I let her scribble on her own. I noticed that she used them all. One by one. Perhaps she was exploring and curious on how they’d look on paper.
For the next 5 minutes, I guess she found her favorites. She separated Pink, Red and Blue from the rest.
Then for the next 5 minutes, she asked me to draw: (1) Elmo (2)Apples (3) Lexi.
When she was ready with more familiar characters, I asked her if she wanted to learn how to write her name, she agreed.
One thing I noticed about Lexi is that she is left-handed. That was the bump on our road. I was right-handed and she wanted me to teach her how to write but she was left-handed. So I had to show her how to write my name with my left hand.
At that moment, I felt like that I was learning too (hehe). She made me use the green crayon. (She hoarded red, pink and blue.) After some practice, Lexi was already writing “LEXI”. Letters were about 4 inches each though. So that’s ok.
She then requested that I teach her “Mommy”. I told her that “Mommy” is longer than “Lexi” but we will try.
I wrote down “Mommy” and she started copying it. She was struggling with “M” and we ended up with “Moooo”. I think she got tired of “M” and particularly enjoyed “o”.