Re: hands on curriculum for K/1st
I don't know about curriculum, but I was in a montessori preschool/kindergarten when I was young and used to love writing in sand trays. My school had dark purple plastic plates with sides and the 'sand' was salt. It was great for practicing letters. Maybe your daughter might like that more than writing with a pencil or crayon for now. Or could she trace her finger(s) on sandpaper letters for practice?
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