- Alphabet flashcards
- Picture of a train engine
- Give the child the alphabet flashcards and have them arrange them in the correct order.
- Once they get all of the cards in the right order, reward them by letting them put the engine at the end to pull the train.
Alphabet Train Writing Practice
- Alphabet train handwriting worksheets printed or drawn
I also liked the alphabet train writing practice worksheets I found and added these to the boys reusable train themed clearbook. Aaron can practice tracing over the letters again and again, and Andrew can too, without needing to print new pages for them each day.
Reading and comprehension are definitely some areas that Aaron excels in and writing and fine motor skills are much more work for him to do well. He is just getting good at trying to draw or write carefully and intentionally, whereas his little brother is already doing that and holding his pencil correctly (without any instruction). Aaron will probably need more time and practice at writing, and Andrew is taking more time and needing more practice to learn to read.
Truly, kids learn so very differently, and it is neat to see how our boys learn in different ways. I think that providing multiple ways to learn the same concepts is very helpful to all children, and it can show you how each individual child learns best.