Ethan has been doing really well writing his own name. I recently made my own Hand Writing Without Tears chalk board using dollar store chalk board, popsicle craft sticks, super glue, cellulose sponge cloths. Total cost $2 since I already had the super glue and I cut up the cellilose sponge clothes into tiny pieces that he could use, they come in a 3 pk of 3 colors. Great value & price, this should last a long time.
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Another homemade Montessori idea is instead of making sand paper outlines of the alphabet, I made it using scrap wall paper roll bought for .50 cents at a thrift store. It has great texture to it and was easy to cut using scissors vs. sanding paper. I used shipping cardboard, permanent marker, glue stick, and D’Nealian writing guide. Total cost was .50 cents since the other items were free or already has available at home.