Fine Motor Activities
Before your child is ready to write they need to strengthen the tiny muscles in their hands by completing fine motor activities. Things like playing with playdough and using tweezers to move objects like buttons and cotton wool from one bowl to another are great for this. Take a look at some of these other ideas below that you could try at home.
Practising drawing handwriting patterns (zig zags, swirls, spikes, waves etc) will help prepare your child for writing and forming letters correctly.
These patterns can be drawn both on a large and small scale. Large to begin with and, as your child shows more control and accuracy, then on a smaller scale.
Your child can use crayons, pencils, paints and paintbrushes to make these patterns.
Your child can use fingers dipped in paint to make these patterns.
Your child can use a stick and draw them in some wet mud.
Your child can use DIY paintbrushes to paint water onto outdoor fences and sheds.
There are so many ways to draw these patterns, so have fun!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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