My 5yr old needs to work on her letter formation. We’ve been encouraging her to copy sentences, monk-like, to practice word formation, spacing, punctuation and so on (as opposed to just writing the same letter repeated over and over).
Hmmm…. I need something that my daughter can work on copying, a short sequence of short words. Whatever shall we pick? No bonus points awarded for guessing the answer to this most obvious of questions:
This is actually the second copy that she did. The first, where I sat next to her and went over every letter, was accidentally thrown out. I said “Can you make me another one?” and this is the version I got, without a single bit of help from any grown ups. I think it looks even better.
The story gets even better when you imagine the scene in my kitchen. My wife and I are cleaning up after dinner, my 5yr old is at work on her letters, repeating to herself “To be, or not to be.”
Her 3yr old brother wanders in, hears her and says, “To be or not to be? That is the question.”
UPDATE : You know what? It’s only just now, some 8 hours after getting this, that I notice the extra “to” in there. I love it even more.