Stage 5: Forming letter shapes with index finger (we call it Peter Pointer!!)
Reversible sequin board ✨✨
There are lots of different ways and sensory experiences that can be used to support letter formation. When children are just using their fingers it’s easier to get a feel of the letter shapes.
Annabel has actually got good pencil control so she is technically on the next and final stage of learning correct formation using a writing tool. However I set this activity up for a reason...
When she was forming ‘n’ and ‘b’ she wasn’t starting at the top and going back up. By doing it in the sequins she could watch the sequins change depending on what move she did (ie the line disappeared when she went back up it!) It was a brilliant visual prompt that you don’t get with most other media.
We had to manipulate the sequins in order to get these photos as they only react to up and down movements but that’s not the point of the activity, it’s to get sensory feedback when forming letter shapes.
This sequin board only cost a couple of pounds as you can order fabric samples very cheaply 👍🏻👍🏻 🔤