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Lisa Dengerink

on 4 October 2017

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Transcript of Write!

Stages of Writing
Writing Grasps
Reading, Writing and Talking Work Together
Writing Skills Start Before You Think
Fine motor skills are the beginning of writing skills

These skills are often overlooked in the early stages of life
When you practice writing, it improves reading skills.

When you practice reading, it improves writing skills.

When you have better language skills, you become a better writer and reader.
Beginning Fine Motor Skills
Move hands and arms
Start to reach for and grasp objects with both hands
Grab objects, but cannot release them
Pinch items between their thumb and fore finger
Transfer items from one hand to the other
Make marks on a paper,
Stack objects
Turn pages
Roll a ball
4-12 Months
1-2 Years
Pats pictures in books
Stacks 3-4 blocks
Emergence of hand preference
Throws a ball
Fingers move independently of each other
Large circular scribbling
Point at everything
2-3 Years
Hand preference continues to emerge
Start to draw vertical and horizontal lines
Begin to be able to copy lines and circles
Use two hands to cut with scissors
Stack six blocks
Turn door knobs and jar lids
Able to aim and throw a ball
3-4 Years
Strong hand dominance
Trace lines, circles, crosses and many shapes
Begin to cut in a straight line with one hand
Unbutton buttons
Stacks 9 blocks
Catches ball with arms
4-5 Years
More control when drawing and writing
Hand dominance is established
Stays within lines when coloring
Correct scissor grasp and use
Copies shapes and lines
Throws overhand
Catches ball with two hands
Circular Scribbling
Vertical and Horizontal
Mock Handwriting
Mock Letters
Conventional Letters
Beginning and Ending Letters
Inventive Spellings
Conventional Spelling
Storytime and Writing
Book Babies
Stacking cups
Bead toys
Sorting activities
Have parents draw on their baby's back
Use bells, eggs, scarves or other items the babies can grasp
Use the parachute; Holding onto the parachute uses fine motor skills
Tales for Twos and Preschool
Have the kids write their own name tags
Practice writing letters or shapes in the air, on his friends back or on her hand
Use rhythm sticks
Play with instruments
Use the parachute
Songs and Fingerplays
Activities that cross the mid-line
Activities in the Library
Mailbox, letters and writing utensils
Sorting activities
Flannel boards
Lacing beads and cards
Ideas for Home
Masking tape on a table
Cheerios for breakfast
Measuring cups stacking
Scarves in a diaper wipe container
Finger painting with food
Putting objects into containers
Contact paper with yarn, paper or other craft items
Toddlers and Preschoolers
Pipe cleaners or dry spaghetti with a colander
Hammering golf tees
Sorting activities with muffins tins or egg cartons
Pinching items with tongs
Screwing and unscrewing lids
Painting with odd objects; sticks, pipe cleaners, straws, sponges etc
Playing with shaving cream or pudding
And of course paper and pencil
Books That Promote Writing
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzberg

Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells

A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Crayon: A Colorful Tale about Friendship, by Simon Rickerty

0-4 Months
Reach and grasp objects with one hand
At 6 months, can grab small objects
4-6 Months
6-12 Months
During Storytime
Play Time
Presented by Lisa Dengerink
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