Writing Time 12/5/16
Handwriting is a complex task that relies on both gross and fine motor skills. In part one we discussed ways to develop your students’ gross motor skills by developing muscle strength in the back, shoulders and arms. Now let’s explore ways to develop fine motor skills.
Children must maintain appropriate pressure and manipulate a pencil precisely in order to write correctly. Fine motor activities help develop the necessary strength and dexterity in the lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers.
Try incorporating these enjoyable fine motor activities into your weekly program:
When you think about it, handwriting is art. The act of handwriting is a combination of subtle shifts in pencil control, clockwise and anticlockwise movements, and the use of a variety of exit and entry angles.