Preparing children in infant classes for letter formation.
Throughout the early years, children are encouraged to participate in a range of fine motor activities that develop:
their manipulative skills
a dominant hand
the ability to use both hands together
Introducing pre-writing patterns aids the smooth transition to writing alphabet letters.
New Wave Pre-writing Patterns presents a simple, systematic and fun approach for teaching the foundation skills that are necessary for fluent handwriting. It outlines six basic movements that are essential for children to learn the pre-writing patterns used to make pictures and then combined to make letters and numbers.
New Wave Pre-writing Patterns introduces each new pattern in three stages:
Stage 1: Learn the new pattern as a big body movement. At this initial stage it is essential that the oral prompting clues are also established.
Stage 2: Use art activities to practice the new movement, in big and small ways, to form a memory for making pre-writing patterns.
Stage 3: Consolidate the new movement and pattern through pre-writing pattern activity worksheets
Corresponding ‘New Wave Pre-writing Patterns – Write-on Posters’ available to purchase separately