Teaching your child to write is one of the great joys of parenting. This little baby that you made has grown up so much that he or she is now on the verge of writing actual letters. Soon they will be able to write their own name and then start typing their own preschool admission essays. Will wonders never cease?
Brain Quest Alphabet is a write and erase set that facilitates your youngster learning to write letters. In an easy to use binder, your little genius traces the letter twice and then writes it on their own. It’s simple and effective. The set includes all the letters in both upper and lowercase along with a pen with built-in eraser. Simply write the letter and wipe the card clean to start again.
I received a review copy of this product and, frankly, was a little skeptical. Why would my Buzz Lightyear-obsessed, soccer playing three-year-old want to stop playing, stand still, and write letters? Boy was I surprised! He came right over, picked up the pen, and started practicing.
Soon, with some help, he had written all the letters in his name. It was so amazing I picked up the video camera. This was historic and needed to be preserved for posterity. Also, Facebook. Interestingly, the excitement and interest in learning has lasted. He keeps writing and his letters keep improving.
I’m taking a moment to savor the wonder before starting to panic about paying for Ivy League admission.
In addition to the educational value of the Brain Quest Alphabet, another great thing about this activity is its portability. If you are a parent like me who occasionally thinks it is a good idea to dine at restaurants with a toddler, the Brain Quest Alphabet is a great dinnertime distraction. Just toss it in your purse and keep the kiddo entertained at the table while you wait for your entrees to arrive. After dinner your kid will be fed and educated and it will almost be bedtime, which is, of course, the other great joy of parenting.
Brain Quest Alphabet’s is available online at Target for $8.30.