Here’s an interesting method for teaching kids how to spell their own name before they turn 3 years old. I highly think it can be done, just got to work at it a little.
1. First and foremost, convince your strong-willed tot that the whole project was her idea. Master this, and you’ve got the parenting thing in the bag, don’t you?
2. This needs to be as routine as brushing teeth. It takes a bit of discipline. We would spell and hop my daughter’s name (more on that later) when she’d rise in the morning, at bedtime and any other time she showed an inclination.
3. NEVER push your child to do this project. At first she’ll be confused, but after watching daddy do it a few times, she’ll want to get in on the action, too. Remember, this project is a game and should be sold like one to the unsuspecting tot. We don’t want them to hate letters before they can even read!