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Encourage Writing with DIY Salt Tray

Sticky Bean isn't a fan of writing and colouring and runs out of patience really fast. She can colour a maximum of 2 pages and do her letters tracing for a page only before running out of patience and demanding that she stops. So I googled for fun letters writing activities and got this salt tray idea! It's simple and low cost. All you need is a tray, colourful pieces of paper and a box of salt. I'm using the 500 gm salt in this case. Sticky Bean had fun tracing letters in the salt try using a brush. They can use fingers to trace as well but I'd prefer her to use a brush since it's similar to holding a pencil and writing as compared to using just her fingers. This letter writing activity with a salt tray proved so much fun for Sticky Bean that she managed to practice writing with so much more letters. On the downside, it can get rather messy with salt all over the place so be warned!  Age attempted: 3.5 years Will I do it again?: maybe

Reward Charts for Kids

Earlier when browsing Qoo10, I came across these reward tokens at a really reasonable price. Think it was around $5 or so and that inspired me to come out with this reward chart which was so effective with Sticky Bean.  I've DIY'ed the reward chart using powerpoint and listed some items and activities Sticky Bean can redeem using the tokens she's earned. For every positive behaviour such as brushing her teeth twice a day, not throwing tantrums, not pooping in the diapers, obeying our instructions etc, we will reward her with tokens. We still need to fine tune the list of rewards though. For example, I do not want to limit trips to the playground with redemption only. To ensure the effectiveness of this reward scheme, do try to use exclusive rewards that are redeemable only via tokens. For example, I do not give her lollipops on a normal basis so the only way to get lollipops will be to redeem with her tokens. Sticky Bean gets to practice counting a nd learns