A few weeks ago I bought Auron a white board...to try and save on paper and more importantly my WALLS! It was a great investment. Did you know you can buy glitter whiteboard pens?! They were kind of expensive so we just stuck to the plain ones.
We do home preschool 2-3 times a week depending on what we have going on in the week, but more on that in another post. I have introduced the whiteboard into our preschool time. Auron has always held a pen correctly ever since he was first given a pen. We have been practicing how to move on from random scribbles to a more purposefully drawn picture or shape. Usually I will draw a line or shape and have him copy after me. I love how determined he is to get it right and more importantly the cute little smile on his face he gets when he knows he "dit it"!
Today we move on a little from learning to write. Auron isn't the greatest speaker. He is getting there, but it's a slow and painful process, more painful for me than him though I suspect. I thought today I would try and teach him shapes. Turns out he actually knows some of his shapes he just can't or doesn't say them! I would draw variety of shapes on the board and then ask him "where's the circle?" or "where's the square?" etc. He got it right every time. I think I was more excited than he was, it was proof that the hard work I put in is actually paying off even if he can't say the names he does know what I am talking about!