Phases of Writing Development
A milestone and information sheet which identifies the four phases of writing development. It includes age related examples.
Just as children make many “mistakes” or approximations as they learn to talk, the development of writing skills is also a process. At each phase
Getting Ready for Writing (Pre-writing patterns) Factsheet
A downloadable factsheet which identifies the six basic (Pre-writing) patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters.
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
The Development of Appropriate Pencil Grip and Drawing Skills – Ages 1 – 6
These milestone and information sheets identify the age-related milestones for hand function, pencil grip (grasp) and drawing skills in children aged 1 to 6 years. They present images of good and NOT good pencil grip and also outline hints for making a good pencil grip easier.
When children first begin to draw using crayons, pencils or brushes they use a dagger grasp. In a natural developmental sequence, they will hold the
Alphabet Desk Strips – Foundation Font
Alphabet support for early writers.
The desk strips are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early spelling and writing efforts providing:
- Letter starting points, sizing of letter and placement online
- Reminders of correct pencil grip
- Pictures to support alphabet sound recall
- Available in Cursive or Foundation font
- Desk Strips (Pack of 30 – stickers)
National Curriculum Statement
This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.
PLD’s Alignment to the Australian National Curriculum
How does PLD align to the Australian National Curriculum?
In the attached download we have outlined where PLD applies to each year level, the content code and descriptor and the related PLD programs.
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