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.