These pre-writing worksheets are designed for toddlers and young kids (Beginners level). These are designed to improve the fine motor skills and pencil griping of kids. It has lines that are bold and thick which are easier for young kids to trace.
Before kids actually start writing it is very much required to develop their finger muscles so that they can hold the pencil correctly and can write properly. We can do this in number of ways. The most common is scribbling, finger painting, beading, sorting, peeling, tracing etc.We would be talking about thesein greater details soon
This set of worksheets is beginners level as initially it starts with sleeping and standing lines and then slanting lines. To make the worksheets fun and interesting for kids we have added some familiar objects on sheets. Kids will love to recognize them and would love to have discussion around them.
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How to use these Prewriting worksheets
You can use these worksheets by showing your kid how to trace on them. For younger kids you can laminate them and place playdough or pebbles on the lines. You can talk about various objects you see on the worksheets as you solve the worksheets.
There are different types of activities in the printables for tracing and prewriting. Let your kid do it using crayons and guide in how to hold crayons. You can also use the sheets to stick pom poms or place beads on the lines.
Tips for Prewriting strategies for preschoolers
Development of Prewriting activities for toddlers and preschoolers requires doing hands on activities more than worksheets which help kids in their writing process.
Development of Prewriting skills and fine motor skills is essential before a child has ability and strength to be able to hold pencil and be able to control effectively to write alphabet, numbers, colour or draw.
I have heard multiple questions like - How do I teach my 3 year old to write? My child is 4 year old and not interested in writing, what can I do
Please note different kids, master prewriting at different ages. Kids effectively start writing at the age of 5 above so please do not force them and give them time and ample opportunity to be able to improve Prewriting skills
How can you help Toddlers and Preschool Children develop prewriting skills
If you are wondering How you can improve my toddlers writing skills?
You can do below activities to help your child develop pre-writing skills. Practice and improve fine motor skills by -
Tearing and pasting paper
Sand or Salt Tracing
Playing with playdough making different shapes with it or making alphabet patterns on printable alphabet playdough mat or on printable number mats
Playing with Building blocks
Pasting pom poms or stickers
Doing art and craft projects
Activities or toys that need them to button or unbutton
Give them free time and material to draw, scribble and make what they want to using paper and crayons. In beginning you can get them fat crayons.
Give them opportunity to write on vertical surface. If possible get an easel and let them express ideas using chalk and blackboard
Above activities would help you encourage early writing skills at home