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Pre-writing patterns
Pre-writing patterns

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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 publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ 7.

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    The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When

Creating texts - Handwriting - Developing a fluent, legible handwriting style, beginning with unjoined letters and moving to joined handwriting

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