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How To Teach a Child to Write His Name without Actually Writing Her Name

Are you wondering how to teach a child to write his name? Where do you even begin? You might not even need a pencil to get started!

Are you wondering how to teach a child to write his name? Where do you even begin? You might think you pick up a pencil and just get started. Actually, there are many precursor skills that children need to learn before writing their name. Some of the best suggestions on how to teach a child […]

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Free Preschool Sign-In Sheet – Developmentally Appropriate

This FREE preschool sign-in sheet is developmentally appropriate for the early preschool years to help children practice writing lines.

Many preschool classrooms have children sign in each day by writing their first name. For some students this is achievable but for many it encourages poor handwriting habits. During the early preschool years, children are not developmentally ready to form letters. This FREE preschool sign-in sheet is developmentally appropriate for the early preschool years to […]

Pre-Writing Skills – Why are they important?

Just like children need to walk before they can run, students need to master pre-writing skills before they can have legible and efficient handwriting.

Pre-writing skills are necessary to master in the early years for many important reasons. Just like children need to walk before they can run, students need to master pre-writing skills before they can have legible and efficient handwriting. What are Pre-Writing Skills? Pre-writing skills or handwriting readiness involves practicing writing different shapes and fine motor […]

Ice Cream Cone Letter Freebie

If you are looking for some quick, multisensory prewriting practice, download this ice cream cone letter freebie from the Ice Cream Multisensory Prewriting Practice packet.

Ice Cream Cone Letter Freebie If you are looking for some quick, multisensory prewriting practice, download this ice cream cone letter freebie from the Ice Cream Multisensory Prewriting Practice packet.  This one-page black and white PDF includes the letters A through L in a dotted font. Here are a few multisensory activity ideas for the […]

10 Activities to Get Children Ready for Prewriting Skills

The fingers, hands and shoulders require hours and hours of practicing different skills to get ready for the actual job of picking up a pencil and making marks, lines, shapes and letters on paper.  Prewriting skills include the ability to write straight lines, curved lines, zig-zags and shapes. These skills are building blocks for letter […]

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Prewriting Lines and Strokes Hot Air Balloon

Complete this picture of the hot air balloon while practicing prewriting lines and strokes.  This is a free printable that you can download below to practice diagonal and curved lines.  It is from the Prewriting Handwriting Activity Pages packet.  After the child completes the picture, he/she can color or paint it. DOWNLOAD PREWRITING LINES AND […]

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Holiday Tree Prewriting Activity Page

Here is a FREE Holiday tree prewriting activity page to practice visual motor skills.  The child can practice tracing each of the small circles to complete the holiday tree.  Once all the circles have been drawn, paint or color in the picture.  This is a great, quick NO PREP activity to encourage visual perceptual skills […]

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Fading Lines and Shapes Freebie

Since the Fading Alphabet packet has sold so well, I decided to make a Fading Lines and Shapes packet for pre-writing and shape formation.  Each worksheet gradually increases in visual motor difficulty with decreasing visual input for line and shape formation. You can download some free sample pages at http://yourtherapysource.com/fadinglinesshapesfreebie or check out the complete download at http://yourtherapysource.com/fadinglinesshapes.html […]

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5 Ways to Work on Pre-Writing Skills without a Pencil

Here are 5 simple ideas to work on pre-writing skills without ever picking up a pencil – 1.  Sensory Trays for Pre-Writing.  Put some shaving cream, sand, rice, salt, etc. in a tray.  Have the child practice “writing” horizontal, vertical, diagonal and curved lines using their finger.   2.  Draw some horizontal, vertical and diagonal […]

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Freebie – Black and White Lines for Pre-Writing Practice

Download these FREE black and white line pages to practice horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zig zag and curved strokes.  You can download them for free in three different sizes depending upon the child’s visual motor skills. Visit http://www.YourTherapySource.com/freeblackwhiteprewriting for the downloads. [subscribe2]