A good preschool writing activity is one that is enjoyable for the child, and helps develop the fine motor skills necessary for preschool writing.
Fine motor skills are the small muscle movements of the hands and wrists that are used in activities like handwriting. Be patient with your child, as these muscles can tire easily. Fine motor skills vary greatly from child to child, and according to some, by gender. They will develop as your child's nervous system matures.
Here are some other ideas for preschool art.
Here are some fun kids cooking activities.
You can also encourage fine motor development through everyday activities like:
Here are some ideas for using books to build fine motor skills:
|There's a Mouse About the House comes with a little cardboard mouse that children move through slots and flaps in the book as they listen to the story. In addition to strengthening your child's fine motor skills, this book improves hand eye coordination and builds pre-reading skills by encouraging left to right movement. Set those workbooks aside - this is a preschool writing activity your child will want to do again and again!|
|I Can Draw Animals is a drawing book that even the youngest in your home will enjoy. Each page contains step by step instructions for drawing an animal, along with more complex ideas for older preschoolers and kindergartners. Your children practice drawing shapes and lines while creating a finished product that is easily recognizable.|
|Sticker Dolly Dressing Dolls helps children build finger control as they use stickers to outfit the book's characters with cute costumes and accessories. This book is a great quiet activity for long car rides and doctor's waiting rooms.|
Follow this link to find out why I recommend Usborne preschool books and learn about additional preschool writing resources your children will enjoy.
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