Preparing Children for Handwriting – Step 1

Code: Mhu4
Year Level: Early Years
$82.50 (inc. $7.50 GST)

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The range of motor skills that support handwriting in Early Years students.

Early childhood education is a critical time for consolidating the fine motor skills necessary for efficient pencil grasp, developing good strong habits for directionality and pre-writing skills, making sense of increasing complex visual information and storing and retaining information for future use (memory).

For this reason, we have created a 232-page Movement and Motor teaching guide to complement any early years program. The book contains clear information on developmental expectations for 4 and 5-year-olds and the foundation skills necessary for handwriting development, with a guide to handwriting readiness in addition to a wide range of activity suggestions.

Features:

  • Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this resource provides early childhood workers and parents with easy-to-understand information and activities focused upon fine and gross motor skill development for 3 to 4 year olds.
  • Contains cutting, colouring, drawing, playdough, pre-writing, along with ball, balance, eye tracking, and body control activities
  • Expectations, support, and guidance on pencil grip and posture, among other skills.

 

Following Step 1 with Preparing Children for Handwriting – Step 2 provides children with the essential preparation that is needed for letter formation. This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 10.

Preparing Children for Handwriting – Step 1 - eBook

Code: Mhu4e
Year Level: Early Years
$65.00 (inc. $5.91 GST)

In stock

The range of motor skills that support handwriting in Early Years students.

Early childhood education is a critical time for consolidating the fine motor skills necessary for efficient pencil grasp, developing good strong habits for directionality and pre-writing skills, making sense of increasing complex visual information and storing and retaining information for future use (memory).

For this reason, we have created a 232-page Movement and Motor teaching guide to complement any early years program. The book contains clear information on developmental expectations for 4 and 5-year-olds and the foundation skills necessary for handwriting development, with a guide to handwriting readiness in addition to a wide range of activity suggestions.

Features:

  • Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this resource provides early childhood workers and parents with easy-to-understand information and activities focused upon fine and gross motor skill development for 3 to 4 year olds.
  • Contains cutting, colouring, drawing, playdough, pre-writing, along with ball, balance, eye tracking, and body control activities
  • Expectations, support, and guidance on pencil grip and posture, among other skills.

 

Following Step 1 with Preparing Children for Handwriting – Step 2 provides children with the essential preparation that is needed for letter formation. This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 10.

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Code: Mhu4e (School License)
Year Level: Early Years

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