|

Shaving Cream Letters

Here's a tactile way to help your young child learn about letters and words!

What you need:
Foam shaving cream
Cookie sheet

What to do:
1. Spray some shaving cream onto a cookie sheet.

2. Allow your child some time for experimentation with the texture of the cream.

3. "Erase" by sweeping her hand flat against the cream.

4. Show your child how to use her index finger (the "pointer") to draw circles and lines in the shaving cream.

5. When your child is ready, show her how to draw a letter, such as the first letter of her name, in the cream.

6. Practice other letters.

Your child can also practice letters in the tub by spraying the shaving cream on the tub ledge or tile wall.

Note: If your child can't resist tasting the cream, use whipping cream instead.

Why it works:
Young children learn to write more easily by using their larger muscles first, before attempting to hold a pencil.

|


highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks