Writing Time 12/5/16
Do you sometimes see students slouched and fatigued at their desks? Do they complain that their hand is tired after a short writing task? The problem could be poor gross motor development.
Gross motor activities help develop muscle strength in the back, shoulders and arms, which assist postural control and stamina for sustained writing tasks.
Try incorporating these fun gross motor activities into your weekly program to improve your students’ handwriting development by asking them to:
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For more handwriting tips read our Part two: Tips for developing students’ fine motor skills article.
Handwriting is a complex task that relies on both gross and fine motor skills. Let’s explore ways to develop fine motor skills.