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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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This fine and gross motor development milestone poster/sheet for 4 and 5 year old children outlines tips for home and causes for concern.
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Am I ready to handwrite?
Am I ready to handwrite is a poster providing solid introduction to the beginning of handwriting
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Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. These double sided wipe on wipe off A3 reusable posters can be used with white board markers as a wall poster, on an easel or table.
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