At BSMART, we teach beginning printing in a sequential skilled application of developmental tasks that are matched to appropriate stages of physiological development.
This printing packet is developmentally arranged with each additional page per section a little more difficult than the initial page.
The handwriting document you have downloaded can be taken to a print shop and enlarged to poster size for use with younger children. It would also be a good idea to have a set of these poster size prints laminated for repeated use with dry erase markers.
Each page also has a left and right handed reminder at the top to help reinforce this vital concept.
Children should start learning to write on a large vertical surface such as a whiteboard, easel, chalkboard, or wall.
Letting children use a variety of surfaces also helps provide feedback stimulation through the hands.
Beginning movements should be made starting from very large whole arm movements. In fact, for the first year or so the lines, shapes, or letters should be large and formed by using the entire arm with no bending of the wrist.
When using the packet I initially have the children use a pencil with our an eraser. For added practice I have them repeat the page using the rainbow tracing sequence (y, o, r, g, bl, p, b, blk.) and pencil crayons.
This packet can be used as an activity station, early morning practice, and homework.