Monday, October 12, 2009

Oct8_WipeClean_SM

As I mentioned, Anna is really interested in letter forming, and from time to time she goes to her shelf in the kitchen and pulls out her Priddy Wipe Clean books. She has several of them (all presents from my parents), and her favorite was always Things That Go, because they have several “Connect-the-Dots” activities. Lately her interest shifted to Learn to Write Your Letters. Wipe Clean LettersWhen she is in the mood, she can spend good 20 minutes drawing letters. What I like about this book is that both lower-case and upper-case letters are presented on the same page, together with a few words that start with this letter, and the book is infinitely reusable. Somehow Anna never liked drawing on page protectors, probably because they are not entirely smooth, and laminating everything can get expensive. I am still contemplating Kumon books of letters eventually, but Wipe Clean Books together with handwriting exercises here seems to work well for our prewriting efforts right now.

11 comments:

Brimful Curiosities said...

We have the wipe clean flash card ABC set by Priddy. Love them.

Ticia said...

I haven't seen those before. I've seen other write and wipes, but I'm always on the lookout for more.

Sheena said...

M&M is in the same stage Anna is. She goes around with a pencil and paper and asks what letter a word starts with and will attempt to write it. She's doing really well actually. We have one of the wipe clean letter books as well. It's like the only thing she will spend more than 5 minutes doing by herself! Love it.

Susana said...

I've wondered about these books, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. This is helpful.

Adriana said...

Sounds like D too. I will check these out. Thanks!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I've bought these books for nieces and nephews before - they are always a big hit!

Elise said...

We bought our first wipe clean book yesterday and it was a hit. Early days yet (!!!).

I also bought some book which contain thinking skill activities - spot the difference, grouping and matching exercises. Savvy also really enjoyed working on these. There were also a couple of dot to dot activities (with less than 10 dots to connect) which we are yet to try. We are really enjoying discovering these new learning activities.

Orange Juice said...

I was just looking at some of those last week. I think S is a bit too young for them but I'm all about em -eventually. thanks for your input.

MaryAnne said...

We have a wipe clean alphabe placemat that we got from Target that Emma uses to practice her letters, but I imagine she would like these books too.

Annette said...

We have the transportation book, but I don't think Meghan is ready for it yet...her fine motor is not there.

I'm glad to hear Anna likes them!

Christy said...

We have a few of those books too. My son loves them. So far, my daughter is not very interested but hopefully she will be soon.