Pre-writing patterns help a child to learn the directional pushes and pulls of a writing tool required to form letters.
By drawing various pre-writing patterns within the letters in these drawing worksheets, a child will get pre-writing practice to improve their legibility while familiarizing themselves with the shape and form of the letter itself.
Visual Perceptual Skills Addressed In this Activity:
Figure Ground perception is the ability to screen out any irrelevant visual material when presented with a lot of visual information at one time (to locate the important stimulus without getting confused by the background or surrounding images). This skill is key for good attention and concentration.
To complete these worksheets successfully, a child must keep their eyes focused on one path at a time within the busy field of all the other lines/paths within each letter.
Visual Motor Integration
Visual Motor Integration relates to the coordination of visual perceptual skills with body movement (the use of visual information to guide a motor task). For fine motor tasks, the eyes inform the arm and hand muscles where to go like "follow the leader”, so that motor output matches visual input.
In these worksheets, the child’s eyes must guide the movement of their hand to copy the patterns between the lines in a fluid and controlled manner.