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Lil Find: Practice Makes Perfect

Learning to write your name is one of the highlights of a youngster's early years. If your lil one is learning how to shape the letters of his or her name, the connect the dots stamp created by the Little Stamp Company ($20) is a helpful tool to get the moniker on the paper. The custom-made stamps encourage children to practice printing their names by tracing over the dots. A little practice with this find may help move your tot straight to the head of the class.

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ellenmarie ellenmarie 9 years
I think this is a really cute idea but I do think that they need it with proper capitalization. I taught pre-kindergarten for four years and we always taught the kids to write their names with caps and lower cases. I teach kindergarten now and it's a very hard habit to break in the little ones to write their names properly. Also, the first grade teachers complain if this hasn't been accomplished by the time I pass them along. I do similar things to this on the computer for the kids I teach. Or, I simply use a highlighter which is sometimes less confusing with some of the letters.
LiveLife LiveLife 9 years
I got one of these for my daughter and she loves stamping and printing her name on her art, paintings, coloring etc. The stamps come in lower case too (which I ordered). You can definitely do the dots yourself, but it is tedious. This is more fun than printed worksheets and my daughter is pretty proud of herself when she stamps and traces her letters.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
That's a cool idea, but I agree this would be easy to do on your own. I know that some Mac's come with fonts that names start out "ABC..."... play with those if you have a Mac b/c some of those are exactly like that stamp show above. And you can do those in lower case too. If you don't have a Mac or yours doesn't come with those fonts you can easily download them.
albeli albeli 9 years
All I know is I "got in trouble" with my son's pre-K or Kinder teacher because he only wrote in all caps.
utachick02 utachick02 9 years
I like the idea, but I am sure their are cheaper methods to this.
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
Actually the all caps is what they teach first. I was a pre-school teacher and a kindergarten teacher. in pre-school we teach all caps using this same method, (only the old fashion way, using a pen and paper and then making lots of copies)..and then in Kindergarten you teach them the lower-case letters. It is a very good way for kids to learn to write their names..only you can do it for free!
albeli albeli 9 years
FYI--that's in all caps, and teachers will want the child to use proper capitalization. It's very hard to un-learn writing in all caps.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
cant you do this on your own, another lazy method, get a piece of paper and make dots and connect them, not that hard or if you cannot do that then go online and print some papers out im sure they have them
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