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Am I ready to handwrite is a poster providing solid introduction to the beginning of handwriting
Ideal for student and teacher reference, this poster is designed
to provide explicit instruction on the following:
- Letter formation and size
- Letter placement
- Reminders of correct posture
The following implementation booklet outlines how PLD OT designed programs can be applied to schools. Refer to pages 6 and 10.
Fine and Gross Motor Development – Ages 4 and 5
This fine and gross motor development milestone poster/sheet for 4 and 5 year old children outlines tips for home and causes for concern.
Designed by Occupational Therapists this resource promotes awareness of early motor developmental milestones. The sheet outlines: What children be able to do with their body.
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 good pencil grip easier.
When children irst begin to draw using crayons, pencils or brushes they use a dagger grasp. In a natural developmental sequence they will hold the
Which Paper and Pencils to use with Early Writers?
A fact sheet which identifies a methodical stage-based sequence to identifying the types of paper and pencils to use with early writers.
There is no research or evidence currently available to help us determine which type of paper to use and when. Children who are competent writers
Correct Pencil Grip
A downloadable fact sheet with large illustrations and helpful tips of good pencil grip for left and right hand students.
What makes pencil grip easier? • Big pieces of paper. • Big crayons, brushes and markers (larger tools ensure children use the right muscles and
National Curriculum Statement Click to reveal
Creating texts - Handwriting - Developing a fluent, legible handwriting style, beginning with unjoined letters and moving to joined handwriting Can relate to various year level statements
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