This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine.
This past week, my son Benjamin started Kindergarten. He was in a great preschool program last year, and he learned a lot of things, but he also just turned 5 a few weeks ago, and needs a little extra help from us to make sure he doesn’t get behind.
One thing we especially need to work on is his pencil grip. His teacher last year spent a lot of time working with him on “pinch and prop”, and sometimes he is really good at doing it properly. However, sometimes, he gets caught up in what he is working on and forgets to hold his pencil properly.
I saw this neat trick on Pinterest, and decided we needed to try it out: Tear a tissue in half and roll it into a little ball. Have your child hold the tissue with his or her pinkie and ring finger. Then hand them a pencil and let them write. Fortunately, I had just bought a 12 pack of Kleenex Ultra Soft at Sam’s club!
I was a little skeptical as to whether or not Benjamin would actually hold onto the tissue as he wrote, but he did! When he was holding onto the tissue with his two little fingers, he just naturally held onto his pencil correctly with the other three.
He held onto that little Kleenex and had great pencil grip through 2 worksheets… even when he started adding random letters to his name and cracking up when I told him the weird new name he had just spelled.
This is just one of the many ways that we now use Kleenex® Ultra Soft tissues around our house (including of course as soft tissues for little runny noses). We even bought some extra boxes at Sam’s Club to send into school with Benjamin.
A few other ways we love to use Kleenex® Ultra Soft :
1. A little placemat for a picnic snack
2. To help clean baby Oliver’s face while he eats baby food
3. As a dry erase board eraser
What other creative ways do you use Kleenex® Ultra Soft ?