Handwriting is a challenge for many Kindergartners.
You can help your child practic writing his/her first name using the link at the bottom of the page. This site will enable you to make a worksheet of your child's name. On this worksheet your child will be able to trace his/her name and then practice it on his/her own while looking at a proper model.
Here a a few pointers:
- Make sure your child is holding the pencil correctly.
- Make sure your child is starting the formation of each letter on the top line.
- Keep the practice sessions short and fun.
More Fine Motor Information:
Fine Motor is small movement of the hand. Strong fine motor skills are crucial when learning to write. If you would like to help your child strengthen his/her skills at home, here are some suggestions
Fine Motor is small movement of the hand. Strong fine motor skills are crucial when learning to write. If you would like to help your child strengthen his/her skills at home, here are some suggestions:
- Cut pictures out of newspapers or magazines. You can take a large black marker and draw a line around the picture to give a guideline.
- Have your child put together small beads, Lego's, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, etc.
- Knead Play dough or clay. Build objects with them.
- Hide small objects in the Play dough and have your child find them.
- Play pegboard games.
- Gather small objects from around the house (small buttons, beads, etc.) place them in a container and have your child pick them up off the floor with a pair of tweezers and place them back in the container.
- Play with any toys that contain manipulation of small pieces.
- Let your children squirt water bottle outdoors on the sidewalk. Colored water looks great on the snow.
- Use a meat baster and have a cotton ball race across the table with your child.
- Finger paint with Jell-O or Cocoaon a paper plate.
- Use small marshmallows and toothpicks to form letters.
- String, popcorn, buttons, beads to make necklaces.
- Using a hole-punch let your child create a design on a piece of paper.
- Have your children clip clothespins to a container. Have children lace cards.