Suddenly Thing2 wants to do "school work." (To him, "school work" is paper work. I can't convince him otherwise.)
For five months, I tested the waters occasionally by bringing out the letter A and asking if he remembers what it is. Most of the time he made a point of "not knowing," so I would put the letter away and hope for the best next time.
Enter Do-A-Dot markers.
Thing2 thinks he is very privileged when he gets to "paint" with these. (I don't love paint, so painting is always a treat around here.)
Except for a couple of free-style art projects, I have only let him use the markers on letters that we have learned in his reading lessons. (Don't be impressed; we have only learned A, E, and I.) I have found some fun free printables on Homeschool Creations, but I'm going to have to look for more.
I found these when I was stranded the other day. I almost didn't buy them because they cost nearly $16, which seemed a little steep for six markers that only make dots. However, I have not regretted the purchase. They are a perfect fit for three-year-old hands.