FINE MOTOR STICKER FUN is an interactive resource which helps children master basic writing strokes. Suitable for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students, these activities provide fun repetitive activities which encourage the mastery of writing strokes.
Basic writing strokes included are as follows:
1- Vertical Line
2- Horizontal Line
5- Diagonal to Lower Left
7- Diagonal to Lower Right
There are many benefits to activities in this resource:
1- Improve Fine Motor Skills. Using stickers is wonderful for fine motor development. Children refine pincer grasp and peeling stickers encourages kids to use two hands together.
2- Improve Shoulder Strength: Good shoulder strength is key to developing efficient hand skills. These pages may be taped to a wall so kids must raise and lower their arms, working on shoulder strength.
3- Prepare Children for Writing: Mastery of writing strokes will help prepare a child for writing letters or numbers.
How To Use This Resource?
1- Look at the Sequence of Visual Motor Development
Start with the simplest writing stroke, vertical lines, no matter a child’s age. Though this will be easy for older kids, it will build their confidence. For younger children, try not to go more than one year past their age.
2- Choose Whether or Not to Laminate Pages
Either is fine. Laminating a page will allow you to re-use pages several times, removing the stickers and washing off the crayon as you go.
3- Tape the Page Onto a Wall
This step is optional. Working on a vertical surface encourages a child to work on his shoulder muscles as he will need to raise and lower his arm. Shoulder strength is important in developing fine motor skills.
4- Get out the stickers!
Ask a child to place stickers on the Starting Star and the Ending Star of each line.
5- Practice the Pre-Writing Strokes
Using crayon pieces (to encourage a tripod grasp) draw the writing strokes.
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