One of the things I’m including in my daughter’s workbox are her “Let’s Write” letter worksheets. Some of you may wonder about that. A worksheet for a three year old?
Now, I don’t love using worksheets, but I do think they have a place. Despite my husband’s desire to have a “paper free” homeschool, I believe it is important to practice writing on good old paper the old fashion way! My daughter is definitely one who loves to try to write and draw (unlike my son was) and so I’m eager to encourage her interest in writing.
One way I make worksheets fun is by simply laminating them. Now I have a reusable activity that my daughter can continue to practice on. Since I expect she will practice writing her letters many times in the next few years, her letter worksheets are laminated and therefore are reusable worksheets!
For worksheets that we may use a few times, but not a lot, I place it in a plastic sheet protector. This will protect that page, but the sheet protector can be reused with other pages.
For worksheets, like the letter writing worksheets, I know my daughter is going to use them for a long time! The best part of using laminated worksheets is that using a dry erase marker is all the more fun for my little daughter! She loves the look and feel of markers.
True, at some point we will need to practice with pencils, but for now, dry erase markers only add to the fun.
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