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A sheet 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 ability to use both hands together
In conjunction with the above motor activities, introducing pre-writing patterns 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. 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.
Six basic patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters.
- sideways, sideways, left to right
- tall lines and short lines
- circles, drawn forwards and backwards
- zig zags
- up and overs
- down and unders/down, back and unders
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Am I ready to handwrite? A3 Poster
Am I ready to handwrite is a poster providing solid introduction to the beginning of handwriting
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This download includes: Paper choice guide Which pencils to choose 24mm spaced lined paper template 18mm spaced lined paper template 24mm dotted thirds template 24mm
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