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13/01/2014 at 11:03
Parents at pre-school this term have been asked to help their kids with holding pencils correctly. C hates colouring in which was my idea for practising pencil co ordination. Anyone got any other ideas? he tends to grip it with his whole hand rather than pinch between his thumb and fingers.
13/01/2014 at 11:10
What about things like simple mazes and other activities instead. We got some wipe off activity cards which came from ELC I think. They came with a pen and each card had a simple maze, spot odd one outs, counting things stuff like that.
Also things like beading, finger painting, painting with a brush are all good for building up the motor skills needed.
13/01/2014 at 11:13
Luke is really into number dot to dot, the cheap books you can get from pound shops.
13/01/2014 at 11:17
tracing paper and pictures underneath.
hold a pencil like object but tracing in sand or other sensory stuff
13/01/2014 at 11:26
Carole you are a star, C loves numbers so the numbered dot to dot could be the trick! Xxxx
13/01/2014 at 11:36
L likes to be a waiter so practices by taking our orders for food.
13/01/2014 at 12:09
Belle, my daughter used to love doing this as well. She'd write them all down on her order book then go and 'cook' the food for us. I used to get her to write a menu as well.
We had a set of activity books which had lots of stuff to do with matching letters and numbers and shapes and things like that. We used to play going to 'school' and take it in turns to do them. A lot of it was drawing lines between shapes that matched, or writing letters.
13/01/2014 at 12:17
Molly plays waitresses every day, she love sit.
What has helped her with writing though is home made dot to dot sheets with numbers and letters on them that I made up (cheapskate) and printed at work!
13/01/2014 at 22:59
To encourage him to hold his pencil in the tripod grip, you can buy little rubber grips you can attach to pencils to encourage them to hold them correctly. Any mark making will help activities will help as have already been suggested. Tracing over dotted lines, drawing around shapes, drawing things he is interested in, role play that involves 'writing' as suggested - Drs 'writing' a prescription, 'writing' a shopping list and ticking off the items etc.
We found we C that she needed a purpose to want to write - in her case she wanted to be star of the week. She went from scribbling to writing her name independently in 2 wks when it suited her. Your C may be the same.
14/01/2014 at 03:21
I wish I'd asked this a year ago there are some brilliant ideas on here
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