Learning to draw is easy and fun for children when using lines and curves! These step-by-step multisensory experiences make drawing representations so simple that even your special needs children will love to draw in no time!
This is a free sample from How to Draw: SPRING FLING! Match, trace, draw, write, & read: 4 Literacy units. See this video of using Spring Fling! and the amazing progress seen with drawing skills when using lines and curves. Often the children who have difficulties with writing are the same ones who have a hard time drawing. We can prevent patterns of avoidance by giving children the opportunities they need to understand how to draw!
Learning to draw is as easy as A B C D
A. PlayDoh mats.
B. Pattern & Picture cards. Children make huge strides in drawing when they are first able construct representations with lines and curves. They put lines and curves on the Pattern card, then on the Picture card, and then on empty foam mat or piece of felt (foam and felt work better than a piece of paper as they are less slippery). [Copy an extra page 4 to use as a pattern for the teacher to cut lines and curve from 3mm foam.] Not included: 3 mm foam for making lines and curves, and a foam or felt sheet for children to transfer lines and curves; both are used in step B.
C. Worksheet: Children first trace and then draw each representation. Children can also trace words and are given Go-Dots so that they learn to start letters at the top.
D. Worksheet: Children first match the word on their worksheet to words found on PlayDoh mats and then draw representations. They are given a go dot to help them find the easiest place to start their drawing.
Spring Fling! is the first in a multi-seasonal and multi-unit based series of How to Draw products. Look for Birthday, summer, winter, fall, back to school, pets, home, and more. Spring is a perfect time to use this with your preschooler’s who are craving to read and write words, or conversely who avoid drawing because they have not found a lot of success.
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