These Do-A-Dot Markers are so cool…and they’re especially wonderful for pre-writers. Big Brother got a set for Valentines Day and has played with them for at least a couple hours already.
|I apologize this is sideways…I changed the orientation and Blogger keeps auto changing it back! So frustrating!|
The thing I love about them is that they are so versatile and they allow your child to learn the correct formation of numbers/letters before having to have the fine motor control to actually write them. No, this isn’t a product review…I’m just really impressed.
There are all sorts of printable do-a-dot activities around the web but, let’s face it, I typically don’t plan ahead…so I just made my own!
|Just divide a paper into 6 sections. Write the numeral (with a star where your child should start) and then the corresponding number of dots (about the size of a penny).|
|Let your child get started! You would have thought this was the greatest activity in the world…Big Brother kept asking to do more and more! I tried to get him to do one number in each color,but he really wanted to do them all in his favorite color (yellow).|
Not only is this a great activity for teaching number formation and recognition, it is also reiterating one-to-one correspondence (the knowledge that the number 1 corresponds to 1 object).