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Early Writing Skills

Early writing skills focus on developing strength and coordination in the arms, hand and fingers. Once these muscles are strong and well-controlled, then beautiful handwriting can come as the next step, after practicing how to hold the crayon, pencil or pen, and how to form the letters. Using a paintbrush or even just holding a wooden spoon while banging on pots is the first step for holding pencils later. Your child can fine-tune this grip by holding smaller matches. Marbles and jacks further develop skillful coordinated use of the hands and fingers. Playdough and the sandbox are both great places to practice making letters and learning their names while you make the letters in your name or write your name or other words in the sand.

Top five FUN ways to improve Writing
Pots & Pans
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Suggested books about early Writing skills.
(Please click the picture for more info or to purchase.)

How To Teach Handwriting with Silverware

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