Learning to Write Using a Salt Tray
Teaching children how to write is such an interesting process wouldn't you agree? We educate children at our nurseries in Dubai following the EYFS curriculum in conjunction with Skygarden, our sensory approach to learning. So why would we teach children how to write any different? Watch our latest video on How to Write using a Salt Tray
What is a salt tray?
A salt tray writing activity is a great way to teach your child how to print and spell his or her name into a thin tray of salt. Your child can also doodle and draw on a salt tray, and anytime they want to start over, they just give the tray a shake. Voila… a smooth, clean surface of salt to write in again. It also adds a sensory element that makes learning number and letter formations extra fun! Adding a salt tray into the classroom is an engaging and fun activity yet still keeps the children primarily focused on the writing process.
Why a salt tray?
Children love sensory activities; activities that appeal to their sense of touch, sight, sound… And studies have proven that our capability to learn and retain information increases when multiple senses are engaged. A sensory salt tray does just that. The salt looks and feels interesting, and makes such a wonderful sound as your child scrapes through it with a paintbrush or a finger. For your salt tray writing activity, you will need A tray -a baking sheet, serving tray, styrofoam produce tray etc. Salt An instrument for writing – end of a pencil or paintbrush, a chopstick or craft stick etc.
Give it a try at home!