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Teach Your Child How to Write With This Creative Technique That Went Viral

posted: 03/09/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi

It's amazing what parents will do when trying to help their kids with something.

When teaching her daughter how to write and spell, this crafty mother in Vancouver, Canada concocted a way to turn these drab activities into something fab: spelling out the words on a "salt tray."

"It's waaaaay more fun than having to use a pencil and paper," this mother--named Jen--captioned a video she posted on Facebook of her daughter using the tray.

Jen went on to explain why this technique can be so beneficial for children learning how to write and/or spell.

"Fixing mistakes is a breeze {fun even - shake, shake, shake!} so it takes away a lot of the anxiety that comes with potentially making a mistake and the frustration that comes with constantly having to erase, and it's a sensory-filled process, which adds interest and holds kids' attention."

The best part is they are super easy to make. Just pour a solid layer of salt over a colored tray and let your kids get to work!