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Developing Handwriting skills

Handwriting develops as children develop increased control over their bodies and a desire to communicate through mark making. In order that children eventually acquire a legible, fluent and fast handwriting style, they need to develop skills including: 

 good gross and fine motor control 

 a recognition of pattern 

 a language to talk about shapes and movements 

 the main handwriting movements involved in the three basic letter shapes as exemplified by: l, c, r. 

Fine motor skills generally refer to one's ability to control the small movements of the hands and fingers.

The activities shown below are examples of ways to develop fine motor skills.

Clay works the muscles of the hand and builds arch development on the hands.

Using giant tweezers

Using the plastic syringe helps in developing the strength of the muscles on the hand as well as concentration.

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