Throughout the Early Years, children are encouraged to participate in a range of fine motor activities that develop:
- their manipulative skills
- a dominant hand
- the ability to use both hands together
Introducing Pre-writing Patterns for 3 to 5 year olds which aids the smooth transition to writing alphabet letters. Pre-writing Patterns presents a simple, systematic and fun approach for teaching the foundation skills that are necessary for fluent handwriting. This resource for parents and teachers provides information on posture, grasps, pencil control and pre-writing patterns. The manual outlines big body movements, art activities and pre-writing pattern worksheets. It outlines six basic movements that are essential for children to learn the pre-writing patterns used to make pictures and then combined to make letters and numbers.
The six basic patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters are:
- Sideways, sideways left to right.
- Tall lines and short lines.
- Zig Zags.
- Circles, drawn forwards and backward.
- Up and overs.
- Down and unders. Down, back and unders.
|Product Type||Teacher Resources,|
|Year Level||Early Years, Foundation,|
|Author(s)||Diana Rigg (PLD)|
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