Our girls started learning to write their letters just after their third birthday.
Since they really got the hang of it, around age 3 1/2, writing is a huge pastime for them. They love to write notes, lists, and make cards.
I just love seeing the progression of their handwriting. Here’s a list Baby A made before my birthday last month. I didn’t know why she was asking me to spell all these items…turns out she was making a shopping list for Daddy to get me for my birthday. HA! I don’t really need any broccoli, but this mama wouldn’t mind some shoes and jelly beans!
I was browsing Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, and I came upon this alphabet sampler.
It gave me an idea to do something with the girls’ writing. I cut cardstock into 1″ x 1.5″ pieces. I had the girls take turns writing the letters of the alphabet. (Baby A got the letter “A”, and Baby B got the letter “B”…and so on.) The letters “I” and “U” were done in red, and the letter “O” was replaced with one of Baby A’s signature hearts.
I found an 8″ square frame on clearance at our local craft store. I also found some pink graph paper in their scrapbook section. (Having the patterned background made things really easy to plot.)
The girls helped me sort the letters into order while I glued them down.
For less than $5, a little elbow grease, and a handwriting lesson…I love the way it turned out! And we all love seeing this on the bookshelves in our den.
MandyE is mom to five-year old fraternal twin girls. She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.