So I designed this numeral writing printable to give them some extra practice.
If number reversals are a problem at your house, try printing out several copies to use with your young students. You can require them to do the whole page, or just the numerals that give them the most trouble.
And if they need a little extra practice (on either numbers or letters), try one or more of the following activities:
- Spread a little shaving cream on the kitchen table, and have them use their finger to draw the numerals in the lather. If they make a mistake, they can easily smooth it away and try again
- Have them to form all ten digits out of play dough or modeling clay. If they get one backwards, it’s a simple matter of flipping it over to make it right.
- Practice writing numbers with sidewalk chalk on the porch or driveway.
- Give your child a paintbrush and a cup of water, and have him “paint” his numbers on the sidewalk.
Be patient. Correct their mistakes gently and lovingly. Give them lots of opportunities to practice.
If you know of any other helpful tricks to teach the proper orientation of digits 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 9, be sure to share them below. My kids are always happy to try something new.
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