Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Practice making letters Practice makes perfect. Help your child learn the right way to write.  Demonstrate the proper way to grip a pencil— and show how to steady the paper.  Make sure that letters are being formed correctly and show how letters go from left to right and top to bottom.  Teach your child to write his/her name with the first letter capitalized and the rest lowercase. Make writing fun Be creative. Look for ways to practice writing that are interesting and fun. Here are just a few ideas.  Use sidewalk chalk to practice writing words on the driveway or sidewalk.  Give your child letters and numbers to trace.  Write letters or words on steamy windows.  Put salt or sugar on a cookie sheet and practice writing letters.  Play a guessing game by making “air” letters.  Have fun using finger paint to practice writing letters and numbers.