Emma wrote letters on paper and then cut them out to make this child-invented Boggle/Scrabble game a few weeks ago. It was one of her first experiments cutting with scissors, and she and Johnny both enjoyed spelling out “words”, particularly words featuring the (nearly always backwards) letter “J”! This is a great example of learning through play. Kids frequently use free time to work on skills they are learning, and by creating this game Emma is working on her knowledge of letters, as well as fine motor control both as she cuts out the letters and writes them.
Emma loves writing with these gel pens, but they are the ONE thing I cannot get out of clothes. Luckily she is very careful with them!