This morning, I read “LEGO Handwriting Mats — Read, Build, and Write“. The idea of using Lego to encourage kids to improve their handwriting skills is so helpful! I gathered some supplies together and asked my son to try the activity with me.
The activity went well, but I noticed that Ethan was still having difficulty with spacing and orientation. I decided to try something different, so I grabbed my iPad & opened up SketchBook Pro. I took a picture of his Lego pieces we had used to spell the word Titanic.
Then, I added a layer so that Ethan could write on top of the picture of the Lego pieces.
Finally, I made the “Lego layer” invisible so that he could see if his letters were spaced correctly.
Not bad! He was pleased with his progress and I was glad to see him gain confidence with printing.
I wonder if Lego would consider making an app that allowed users to drag & drop Lego pieces to form letters, and then write on top of them. It might help kids develop their printing skills while having fun!