Teaching children to read and write

I’m continuing in my project to get my son interested in (1) holding a pen the correct way, rather than like he’s about to stab someone, (2) writing his letters and (3) learning to read.  I haven’t had all that much success so far; perhaps he’ll be more interested when he is five.  Or maybe his school will teach him to read.

As part of my project, I bought a few things (stationary, books) to try to enthuse him.

Stationary!
Stationary!

I do like stationary.  He seemed quite enthusiastic about the new stuff but not about actually using them to read and write.

3 thoughts on “Teaching children to read and write

  1. Interesting thought ‘holding a pen the correct way, rather than like he’s about to stab someone’. It is so important to think about people’s feelings.

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  2. Don’t forget to pick up books made for boys. Most kids books are not written with boys in mind at all.

    And we actually had a better time with our daughter teaching her to draw with the crayon in the right manner THEN teach her to write with it. Just something to consider.

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