Developmental skill for correct direction formation for letters o, c, a, d, g, q, e, s
One of the important dexterity skills needed to successfully manipulate a pencil with fingers is distal finger control. Without distal finger control, a child uses wrist and forearm motions to move the pencil when forming letters and writing.
The worksheets presented here help to develop distal finger control for use in manipulating a pencil.
I have seen this activity done using reinforcements, but I found it time consuming to stick so many (often non-sticky) little circles onto paper; especially with multiple students.
Worksheets are presented in numerous sizes for varied skill level practice.
I have also included plain black and white worksheets for those without access to colored copiers.
It would be helpful to enlarge a set to poster size for use on vertical surfaces as well as laminate a set for repeated use with thin dry erase markers.
When forming letters that begin with a circle, have the student start at the 2 o’clock position and draw the circle from top to bottom. Letters like c, o, a, d, g, q, e, and s all have some type of circle motion that is required when learning how to write. Remember to teach these letters all at the same time so students can practice starting the circle at the top 2 o'clock position and continue going around to the left.