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Setting Up Young Children for Success With Handwriting Skills

In this episode of The Preschool Podcast we connect with Valerie Zaryczny, Occupational Therapist; National Workshop Presenter, and Content Specialist at Learning Without Tears. Valerie discusses how using multiple senses to teach children letters presents more opportunities for children to truly grasp writing and literacy. Valerie provides concrete evidence of how children can learn the letters of the alphabet and the importance of teaching letters in an alternative order than alphabetically.

Listen to this episode to learn how Valerie and the Learning Without Tears team provide tangible ways to teach young children how to learn and understand the skills needed for fine motor development and writing.

We will have the most success when we use activities that are developmentally appropriate for our students.

Valerie Zaryczny, The Preschool Podcast.

Learning Without Tears Resources

Handwriting Development Ages 2-5

Best Practices to Take Emergent Writers to Early Writers

[VIDEO] Handwriting Lesson: Building Capital Letters

Capital and Lowercase Formation Charts

Letter Stories Download

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Kiah Price

Kiah Price is a Social Media Specialist at HiMama. Prior to HiMama she was an Early Childhood Educator in a preschool classroom in Toronto. She is the Jill of all trades at HiMama from dipping her toes in Sales, Customer Success, Operations, and Marketing! She enjoys sweating through spin classes, hot yoga, and biking along the waterfront trails in Toronto. She loves traveling and trying new foods and wines across the globe- 29 countries and counting!