Activity: Perfect Pen Pal
Expressive writing can serve as a tool for children to improve their communication skills. Let's motivate children to write and express feelings towards others. Letters can be a perfect way to help children practice handwriting, writing skills and even build closer bonds and strengthen relationships.
With online classes still the norm for many young children, our little champs miss their superhero teachers. So let’s send them our love via an old school letter!
Being able to express your feelings is more important than the mode of expression. So you can adapt the activity to your child’s preferred mode of expression. If they aren’t writing yet, they can draw and if they prefer to go digital, they can send a text or a voice note.
Things You Will Need
- A4 Paper
- Pen, pencil or colours
While you follow the activity, ensure you focus on
- Language Skills: Oral and written communication
- Fine Motor Skills: Writing, drawing, coloring (grasp)
- Social Skills: Socialization, express emotions
- Cognitive Skills: Recalling all memories of personal experiences.
- Others: Concentration, sitting span, storyteller,
Let's Get Started :)
Below is a list of resources, to help you conduct the activity with ease!
Watch and follow along!
Activity Adaptation & Variations
For children with low vision
Use a thick point colour pen or sketch pen.
For children with blindness or older children
Braille writing, use a typing device or a voice recorded note.
Remember, the point of the activity is to give children an opportunity to express themselves. Encourage your child to use words to express their feelings and emotions and watch them build other skills too in the process.
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