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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 of writing development, children demonstrate what they know about written language and all their writing efforts need to be recognised and encouraged as steps towards conventional writing skills.
The four phases of writing development are listed out below:
- Phase 1: Role-play Writing
- Phase 2: Experimental Writing
- Phase 3: Early Writing (or Phonetic Writing)
- Phase 4: Conventional Writing
Getting Ready for Writing (Pre-Writing Patterns) Factsheet
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Am I ready to handwrite? A3 Poster
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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.
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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
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