We have been working on pre-writing activities on our chalkboard lately. Adeline does not really enjoy this task, but I do not what her to get behind in this area. I started searching for a list that would help me understand the different stages. I found this list that I like at Special kids corner .
Adeline stayed in the random scribble stage for awhile, and I think we had to lead her to the next stage. Her Early Interventionist shared with me her trick to make spontaneous circles while singing "The Wheels On The Bus". Adeline enjoyed this and still sings "round and round" when scribbling circles.
We taught Adeline to make a vertical line by saying "down, down, down". We are working on the horizontal line right now. Adeline does not like the horizontal line so I have been doing some hand over hand with her at the chalkboard. Many times we will draw the line fast and say "Weeeeeeeee".
The chalkboard has been a very helpful tool to help Adeline's prewriting skills. I always keep a bowl of sidewalk near the board so that she can have access to this at anytime.