Teacher trick: Stick a cup inside the foot of a sock and have students reach inside to pull out alphabet letters, coins or any other manipulative they're using. Makes ordinary learning activities so much more fun.

Teacher trick: Stick a cup inside the foot of a sock and have students reach inside to pull out alphabet letters, coins or any other manipulative they're using. Makes ordinary learning activities so much more fun.

Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. Genius!!

Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. Genius!!

Q-tip Painting to practice writing letters...and numbers. I'd photocopy the Handwriting Without Tears book and their alphabet if that's the writing program used in your school district or whatever program they use if they use one in yours so you can directly connect the two to administration.

Q-tip Painting to practice writing letters...and numbers. I'd photocopy the Handwriting Without Tears book and their alphabet if that's the writing program used in your school district or whatever program they use if they use one in yours so you can directly connect the two to administration.

Playdough and Alphabet Stamps ~ Toddlers can play with the letter stamps in playdough to gain experience with what letters look like.

Playdough and Alphabet Stamps ~ Toddlers can play with the letter stamps in playdough to gain experience with what letters look like.

A fun & creative way to build SO many skills (balance, kinestethia, visual motor, self-regulation)...the list goes on!

A fun & creative way to build SO many skills (balance, kinestethia, visual motor, self-regulation)...the list goes on!

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