An Idea about Teaching Handwriting

Dear Reader,

I had this revelation the other day:

 I wish I had taught my kids to write lower case letters first.

Why?Because the little two seem to view upper-case letters as the default. They really have to think about it to write lower-case ones. But that is not the way English works. We mostly use the little letters and need special reasons (beginning of a sentence, proper names, etc) to use big ones. I understand the big ones may seem easier to write so we tend to begin with those, but I keep getting copy work from my kids that looks like this:

“Toad aNd Frog sAiD . . . “

The have to consciously think to switch to lower-case letters, and it should be the opposite. It is too late for our family, but perhaps others can benefit from this very small piece of wisdom.

Nebby

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent work!

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