Writing and Spelling

There are lots of fun and different ways to get your kids spelling and writing.


In a tray with a light layer of table salt/flour/sand/sugar they can use their finger to form the letters and spell a word.


To make it even more interesting, place different coloured sheets of paper underneath and see what colour they will reveal!


A fun way of helping your child to read is to write a set of words on white paper using a white crayon. Your child can then use watercolour paint over the top to magically reveal the words! As they reveal each word they can read the word to you. Repeat any words they are struggling to read several times until they recognise it.



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