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Pre-Writing Patterns

Code: Mpw
Year Level: Early Years, Foundation
$82.50 (inc. $7.50 GST)
Preparing children for letter formation

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

Introducing Pre-writing Patterns for 3 to 5 year olds which 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. This resource for parents and teachers provides information on posture, grasps, pencil control and pre-writing patterns. The manual outlines big body movements, art activities and pre-writing pattern worksheets. 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.

 

The six basic patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters are:

  • Sideways, sideways left to right.
  • Tall lines and short lines.
  • Zig Zags.
  • Circles, drawn forwards and backward.
  • Up and overs.
  • Down and unders. Down, back and unders.

 

This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 4 & 5.

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Pre-Writing Patterns - eBook

Code: Mpwe
Year Level: Early Years, Foundation
$65.00 (inc. $5.91 GST)

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Preparing children for letter formation

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

Introducing Pre-writing Patterns for 3 to 5 year olds which 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. This resource for parents and teachers provides information on posture, grasps, pencil control and pre-writing patterns. The manual outlines big body movements, art activities and pre-writing pattern worksheets. 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.

 

The six basic patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters are:

  • Sideways, sideways left to right.
  • Tall lines and short lines.
  • Zig Zags.
  • Circles, drawn forwards and backward.
  • Up and overs.
  • Down and unders. Down, back and unders.

 

This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 4 & 5.


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