Writing Activities For Teaching Handwriting!
April 16, 2021
Benefits of teaching handwriting goes beyond writing text. Research has proven that there is a link between the fine motor skills needed for handwriting and the development of cognitive skills which lay the foundation for literacy development.
When children hand-write letters, they learn more effectively. Handwriting plays an important role in the activation of neural pathways that are connected to the development of reading skills.
Here are some writing activities for teaching handwriting.
Coloured Salt Letter
Outline the letter on a flashcard, and trace the letter with glue. Then place this flashcard facing down into a tray of coloured salt. Lift it up and allow the flashcard to dry.
This activity uses a multi-sensory approach to teach the child about a letter. When the child can feel the lines and curves of the letter, they develop a sense of orientation when forming that letter.
Bring out your magic fingers to form letters in the air. Air-writing the letters as well as saying and spelling the words creates a big cognitive impression and helps cement the word in the child’s memory. It will also help stretch the muscles in their arm as they write the letter in the air.
Teaching handwriting goes hand-in-hand with learning how to read and spell with phonics. This is crucial in building self-confidence and interest for learning.
At School of Concepts, we use a multi-sensory approach to inculcate interest for learning.
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