Getting ready to write

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In Ladybird Class the children are offered daily activities that will support the development of fine skills in their hands and fingers.

Children should have strength and dexterity in their hands and fingers before being expected to master the daunting task of handwriting.

Such activities might include:

  • picking up objects using oversized  tweezers
  • activating and playing with wind-up toys
  • play dough
  • threading
  • drawing in the sand
  • shaving foam, oats and tea with a stick, feathers, or straws
  • using clothes pegs to help hang up clothes or pictures

These activities are fun and developmentally appropriate and offered on a regular basis will support the development of the correct pencil grasps when your child is ready.