Prewriting skills are the foundational skills that a child must master before being ready or able to learn how to form letters or numbers. No matter your student/child's age, start where they are now and continue to move forward with each successful mastery. The typical developmental sequence of drawing/forming prewriting lines & shapes is as follows:
Attached you'll find 11 pages that address:
Each of these pages include varying amounts of visual cues, depending on your child(ren)'s needs, as well as their progression.
As a school-based occupational therapist, I provide a list of drawing tips at the beginning of the prewriting packet to ensure the child(ren) you work with develop a correct pencil grasp and proper positioning habits that will support the development of their visual motor skills, hand strength, and writing stamina.
I advise that these skills should be worked on in progression. A child who has not yet mastered drawing vertical lines, should not begin to work on drawing horizontal lines. Likewise, a child who has not yet mastered finding and scribbling to an area, should not begin to work on keeping their coloring within given lines.
This 11-page packet features a heart & penguin theme. In my experience in working with preschoolers, their worksheets must be engaging in order to optimize their attention to a given task. When working with preschoolers, I enjoyed regularly making new worksheets according to the given season/holiday - and now I'm sharing what I learned with you! I hope that you have as much fun with them as I have!
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