Developing Skills for Writing

Before children begin the process of learning to write they need to develop a range of skills which will help them become competent, confident writers. It is widely recognised that many of these skills can be developed through everyday play. Activities that focus on fine and gross motor development contribute greatly to writing readiness and have been covered in detail in our previous blogs. It is really important that children are given opportunities to develop their hand to eye co-ordination and visual perception alongside motor control
Scarves or ribbons can be used to prepare children for the process of writing and encourage them to develop clockwise and anti clockwise movements and up, down movements with their arms. This is particularly popular if accompanied by music and gives a great opportunity to introduce words that will be used later when learning letter formation. Around, up, down..........