Pre writing skills
Hand Muscle Strength (Ex. Being able to hold, squeeze, pinch, pull, push, press, etc.)
Hand Dexterity and eye-hand Coordination – Use hands to build and make things, manipulate objects like
puzzles and toys, lace beads, tear paper, handle tools like measuring cups, spoon and fork, paint brushes,
roll and pass a ball, etc.
Drawing, Scribbling, Coloring, Tracing, Copying
Holding a Pencil Properly.
“We learn something by doing it. There is no other way. When we first do something, we probably will
not do it well. But if we keep on doing it, we will do it better. In time, we may do it very well. This
process never ends.”
If you set aside at least 30 minutes to 1 hour each day, you can create opportunities for your young ones
to learn these skills.
Keep tasks short (between 5 – 10 minutes) and fun, and give lots of breaks. Concepts are best learned
when a child is doing and given lots of opportunities to repeat and practice instead of just listening or
watching. Of course, encouragement and positive reinforcement are very important as well!
We hope these pictures and videos will help give you ideas for your child.