Trace the smooth grooves of the large numbers and letter to feel each line and curve, building muscle memory for repeating the motions when writing on paper.
Ways to use this board:
1. Fill the dimples with wood balls (or beads, snacks, stones, shells, etc) matching the number or letter of items to the written number. When a child is learning numbers or letters, just showing them the number 3 doesn’t mean they understand what it represents. By using this board, your child then sees the relationship between what the number looks like and how many objects are included with it.
2. With eyes closed, have your child randomly find a number or letter to trace on the board and identify what it is based on the feeling
3.Place a sheet of paper over the board (either side) and use a crayon to rub the paper, creating an impression of the board onto the paper. Then trace inside the lines on the paper or color in the dots.
4. PLAYDOUGH: Press play dough into the board to create impressions of the numbers and dimples. Numbers will come out backwards, but then use scissors to cut around them and have numbers to move around for playing. Most important of all, have fun.
(The board doesn't come with beads, but you can purchase them additionally.)