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Hello everyone! I’ve been quite excited for having the opportunity lately to review great digital products. Today’s review is on Basic Shapes for Beginners by Heather Greutman, a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, who has created this great resource for teaching pre-writing skills to preschoolers by providing a variety of multi-sensorial activities.
It is intended for children ages 2 to 5, so I’m focusing mostly on my two youngest (4 and 2 year olds). It is also designed to be completed in 6 weeks, but we are working on it in a very paced manner (which is also an option given by the author), in that way, Natalia can enjoy the process as well as Alejandro, as they like to repeat activities.
The introductory page contains instructions of how to perform specific activities, including the language (words) to use, which is essential for proper learning of writing skills and letter formation. It also has clear instructions of child’s body mechanics when performing the activities.
This source comes with a list of products and/or materials needed per week, which are easily obtainable with objects already at home, and with 28 printables that are needed for some of the activities.
Each activity describes the purpose, items needed, and clear and detailed instructions on how to teach it.
As Heather Greutman recommends, I printed and organized the lessons and printables in a binder:
My kids have really enjoyed all the activities so far, and they even work together. These are just a few of the many activities included in the eBook:
I’m very happy that Alejandro gets to focus more and is determined to complete the activities.
Little Natalia has proved to be able to pay attention, follow instructions, and even take turns. As she finished this activity, she patiently waited for Alejandro to perform it, and when he finished, she then repeated the activity again.
This program is completely hands-on, which makes it very practical and fun for kids to learn, keep focus and follow instructions.
I will be keeping updates of our progression through this program in the upcoming weeks.
If you like to acquire this eBook, you may do so by clicking on the image below:
Take a look at the “Basic Shapes for Beginner” page by clicking on the above image to evaluate it and decide if it is a resource you would like to incorporate with your toddlers.
Have a blessed day!
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