For most kindergarteners, writing the letters of the alphabet is quite an achievement. For parents, however, the sight of the child’s letters can be pretty distressing. Let’s put it this way: it’s a rare kindergartener who’s going to win penmanship honors. But should you worry? Not yet!
When kids are very young, their hand muscles are just beginning to develop the strength and coordination required for writing neatly. In this activity, help your child build up those muscles by creating a squeezy ball. Make this ball with this “silly, squeezy putty” composed of cornstarch, a completely nontoxic and safe household substance. Have your child help you mix up a batch and then squeeze away!