Letter Formation for Little People – Foundation Font – Step 1

Code: mlff
Year Level: Early Years
$82.50 (inc. $7.50 GST)

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An early childhood approach to instructing letter formation in FOUNDATION FONT.

Handwriting is fundamental to literacy. Once children have mastered the essential pre-writing patterns, they are ready to start learning correct letter formation. Getting body posture right, whether in a standing or seated position, is essential prior to commencing any drawing or writing activity. This posture should also be monitored throughout the activity to ensure a child has sufficient core strength to maintain their position for the length of the task. With a stable body young children are more likely to progress to using an efficient pencil grasp, which will allow their hand to produce the movements necessary for good letter formation and handwriting. The most recent research shows that using a ‘cognitive’ approach (saying cue words out loud) incorporated with writing the actual letter, is the most effective way to learn and retain correct letter formation.

 

In Letter Formation for Little People – Step 1, each letter shape, with corresponding verbal cue words, is presented and learned in the same PLD groupings as the letter sounds. This will reinforce the acquisition of both of these vital skills simultaneously.

 

This early childhood approach, with both standing and seated activities, presents activities in four sequential levels for each letter. This developmental approach allows for differentiation between children in the classroom, with the scope to cater for a wide range of abilities. It is important that the core skills required for correct letter formation are a strong focus in the early years of schooling, to avoid the development of ‘bad habits’, such as an inefficient pencil grip, letter reversals, or incorrect direction of letters, which may affect academic progress in future years.

 

Letter formation and subsequently, fluent handwriting, must become an automatic skill so that the child can process their ideas as they write, without having to think about the construction of each letter they produce. Letter Formation for Little People provides a research-based program for introducing children to the early stages of handwriting, providing them with the fundamental skills they need to achieve literacy goals. Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this easy-to-use resource contains an early childhood approach to developing positive letter formation skills.

  • The process commences by targeting letter formation in a ‘big way’ on A3 sheets, then progresses to A4 sized letter formation before mini letters.
  • Each activity provides scripted instructions for the supporting adult.
  • Additional information on pencil grip, posture, positioning of paper etc.
  • Foundation Font, also available in Cursive font here

 

Includes:
  • Instruction manual (264 pages)

 

Step 1 has been created for use in the Early Years – Kindergarten (WA, QLD, SA, TAS) and Preschool (ACT, NT, NSW, VIC). Click here to view Step 2 for the Foundation Year – Pre-Primary (WA), Prep. (QLD, VIC, TAS), Reception (SA), Transition (NT).

This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 6 & 7.

The programs within the range include:

Letter Formation for Little People – Foundation Font – Step 1 - eBook

Code: Mlffe
Year Level: Early Years
$65.00 (inc. $5.91 GST)

In stock (can be backordered)

An early childhood approach to instructing letter formation in FOUNDATION FONT.

Handwriting is fundamental to literacy. Once children have mastered the essential pre-writing patterns, they are ready to start learning correct letter formation. Getting body posture right, whether in a standing or seated position, is essential prior to commencing any drawing or writing activity. This posture should also be monitored throughout the activity to ensure a child has sufficient core strength to maintain their position for the length of the task. With a stable body young children are more likely to progress to using an efficient pencil grasp, which will allow their hand to produce the movements necessary for good letter formation and handwriting. The most recent research shows that using a ‘cognitive’ approach (saying cue words out loud) incorporated with writing the actual letter, is the most effective way to learn and retain correct letter formation.

 

In Letter Formation for Little People – Step 1, each letter shape, with corresponding verbal cue words, is presented and learned in the same PLD groupings as the letter sounds. This will reinforce the acquisition of both of these vital skills simultaneously.

 

This early childhood approach, with both standing and seated activities, presents activities in four sequential levels for each letter. This developmental approach allows for differentiation between children in the classroom, with the scope to cater for a wide range of abilities. It is important that the core skills required for correct letter formation are a strong focus in the early years of schooling, to avoid the development of ‘bad habits’, such as an inefficient pencil grip, letter reversals, or incorrect direction of letters, which may affect academic progress in future years.

 

Letter formation and subsequently, fluent handwriting, must become an automatic skill so that the child can process their ideas as they write, without having to think about the construction of each letter they produce. Letter Formation for Little People provides a research-based program for introducing children to the early stages of handwriting, providing them with the fundamental skills they need to achieve literacy goals. Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this easy-to-use resource contains an early childhood approach to developing positive letter formation skills.

  • The process commences by targeting letter formation in a ‘big way’ on A3 sheets, then progresses to A4 sized letter formation before mini letters.
  • Each activity provides scripted instructions for the supporting adult.
  • Additional information on pencil grip, posture, positioning of paper etc.
  • Foundation Font, also available in Cursive font here

 

Includes:
  • Instruction manual (264 pages)

 

Step 1 has been created for use in the Early Years – Kindergarten (WA, QLD, SA, TAS) and Preschool (ACT, NT, NSW, VIC). Click here to view Step 2 for the Foundation Year – Pre-Primary (WA), Prep. (QLD, VIC, TAS), Reception (SA), Transition (NT).

This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 6 & 7.

The programs within the range include:

Letter Formation for Little People – Foundation Font – Step 1 – Bulk License
Bulk licensing allows schools to purchase a license for a product or range of products and allow all teaching and support staff access to the electronic resource for as long as the subscription is active. To learn more about bulk licensing please click here.

Code: Mlffe (Bulk License)
Year Level: Early Years
 

An early childhood approach to instructing letter formation in FOUNDATION FONT.

Handwriting is fundamental to literacy. Once children have mastered the essential pre-writing patterns, they are ready to start learning correct letter formation. Getting body posture right, whether in a standing or seated position, is essential prior to commencing any drawing or writing activity. This posture should also be monitored throughout the activity to ensure a child has sufficient core strength to maintain their position for the length of the task. With a stable body young children are more likely to progress to using an efficient pencil grasp, which will allow their hand to produce the movements necessary for good letter formation and handwriting. The most recent research shows that using a ‘cognitive’ approach (saying cue words out loud) incorporated with writing the actual letter, is the most effective way to learn and retain correct letter formation.

 

In Letter Formation for Little People – Step 1, each letter shape, with corresponding verbal cue words, is presented and learned in the same PLD groupings as the letter sounds. This will reinforce the acquisition of both of these vital skills simultaneously.

 

This early childhood approach, with both standing and seated activities, presents activities in four sequential levels for each letter. This developmental approach allows for differentiation between children in the classroom, with the scope to cater for a wide range of abilities. It is important that the core skills required for correct letter formation are a strong focus in the early years of schooling, to avoid the development of ‘bad habits’, such as an inefficient pencil grip, letter reversals, or incorrect direction of letters, which may affect academic progress in future years.

 

Letter formation and subsequently, fluent handwriting, must become an automatic skill so that the child can process their ideas as they write, without having to think about the construction of each letter they produce. Letter Formation for Little People provides a research-based program for introducing children to the early stages of handwriting, providing them with the fundamental skills they need to achieve literacy goals. Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this easy-to-use resource contains an early childhood approach to developing positive letter formation skills.

  • The process commences by targeting letter formation in a ‘big way’ on A3 sheets, then progresses to A4 sized letter formation before mini letters.
  • Each activity provides scripted instructions for the supporting adult.
  • Additional information on pencil grip, posture, positioning of paper etc.
  • Foundation Font, also available in Cursive font here

 

Includes:
  • Instruction manual (264 pages)

 

Step 1 has been created for use in the Early Years – Kindergarten (WA, QLD, SA, TAS) and Preschool (ACT, NT, NSW, VIC). Click here to view Step 2 for the Foundation Year – Pre-Primary (WA), Prep. (QLD, VIC, TAS), Reception (SA), Transition (NT).

This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 6 & 7.

The programs within the range include:

  • Letter Formation for Little People - Foundation Font - Step 1
    Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual

    The Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual outlines what to teach and when to teach it sequence over a full year for Literacy, Oral Language and Movement

  • Letter Formation for Little People - Foundation Font - Step 1
    Tips for Dealing with Letter Reversals
    Reversing Letters in Early Years, Foundation and early Year 1

    Many young children reverse letters because they lack familiarity with the symbols. When learning to write letters in the Early Years, Foundation and early Year

  • Letter Formation for Little People - Foundation Font - Step 1
    Fine and Gross Motor Developmental Milestones – Age 4
    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. Tips

  • Letter Formation for Little People - Foundation Font - Step 1
    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

This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.

ISBN : 9781925057737
ISBN : 9781925057737

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