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Handwriting

From Scribbling to Writing Sentences

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Pediatric occupational therapist explaining the importance of teaching kids how to scribble.

    Scribble on Paper

    Scribbling on paper with crayons, markers, or pencils is an important milestone for writing development.

    Ideas for Finger Painting

    Explore Finger Painting Activities to Enhance Learning: Finger painting will foster understanding of cause and effect, as well as develop sensory processing skills essential for scribbling.

    Create a Sensory Bag

    Create a Sensory Bag: Crafting a sensory bag will teach your child important cause and effect concepts, essential for encouraging scribbling with crayons or paint.

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    Free Handouts

    Dinosaur Handout

    Flowers Handout

    Police Car Handout

    Rocket Handout

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    Save time and money with these giant coloring rolls featuring various themes, from space adventures to farm animals.

    Practice and teach the cause and effect skills necessary for learning how to scribble.

    Enjoy mess-free creativity with washable paint, and encourage imaginative scribbling without worry.

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    Scribble Away with a Cardboard Box

    Utilize readily available materials at home, such as a cardboard box, to save money while enhancing your child's scribbling abilities.

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    Tummy Time Painting

    Enable your child to engage in sensory bag activities, finger painting, or scribbling during tummy time.

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    DIY Olaf Sensory Bag 

    How to Build an Olaf Sensory Bag 

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    Description

    This is an important step for kids who are 2 years old. 

     

    Scribbling is an important skill for little ones before they learn how to write. It's like a fun game that helps their hands get strong and teaches their eyes and hands to work together.

     

    When kids scribble, they learn how to hold a pencil and make it move the way they want. It's like a warm-up before they start learning how to write letters and words.

     

    So, when kids scribble, they're not just making a mess, they're getting ready to be awesome writers!

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Pediatric occupational therapist explains how to practice mission 2-8 in a fun and unique way for your kids.

    Scribble on Paper

    Use shaving cream and food coloring for a fun, multisensory way to practice vertical lines. Kids can mix colors in the cream while they draw their lines.

    20 Obstacle Course Ideas

    Kids improve in writing when you include at least one gross motor activity. It's beneficial for their coordination and helps keep their attention focused while writing.

    Videos

    Free Handouts

    Part 1

    Trace

    Part 2

    Trace Smaller Line

    Part 3

    Connect the Dots

    Part 4

    Imitate Vertical Line

    Part 5

    Copy Vertical Lines

    Products

    Create vertical lines by rolling Play-Doh into long shapes, or by pressing vertical lines into flattened Play-Doh.

    This writing tablet is perfect for kids! It keeps them interested in writing with a colorful, mess-free screen.

    Water markers are fun for lots of kids and help them practice drawing vertical lines easily.

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

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    Indoor Obstacle Course

    Involve common items around your home to create a handwriting obstacle course that makes writing more engaging. 

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    Obstacle Course

    Add easy and fun gross motor activities to make writing more enjoyable and engaging for kids.

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    Vertical Lines on Sand

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

    Description

    This is for 2-3 years old and above. Mastering vertical lines is a crucial milestone in a child's writing journey, guiding them through a series of developmental steps that boost their precision and control.

     

    Starting with tracing thick lines, children gradually refine their motor skills and progress to tracing thinner lines, enhancing their focus.

     

    Connecting dots introduces them to pattern-following, further sharpening their hand-eye coordination. Imitating and eventually copying vertical lines from a model marks their transition from guided practice to independent writing.

     

    This progression not only prepares them for academic writing but also fosters their confidence and cognitive development, laying a solid foundation for future learning.

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Pediatric occupational therapist explains how to practice mission 2-8 in a fun and unique way for your kids.

    Practice Horizontal Lines with Shaving Cream

    Use shaving cream and food coloring for a fun, multisensory way to practice horizontal lines. Kids can mix colors in the cream while they draw their lines.

    20 Obstacle Course Ideas

    Kids improve in writing when you include at least one gross motor activity. It's beneficial for their coordination and helps keep their attention focused while writing.

    Videos

    Free Handouts

    Part 1

    Trace

    Part 2

    Trace Smaller Line

    Part 3

    Connect the Dots

    Part 4

    Imitate Vertical Line

    Part 5

    Copy Vertical Lines

    Products

    Water markers are fun for lots of kids and help them practice drawing vertical lines easily.

    Create vertical lines by rolling Play-Doh into long shapes, or by pressing vertical lines into flattened Play-Doh.

    This writing tablet is perfect for kids! It keeps them interested in writing with a colorful, mess-free screen.

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

    Ideas

    Indoor Obstacle Course

    Involve common items around your home to create a handwriting obstacle course that makes writing more engaging. 

    Click Here

    Obstacle Course

    Add easy and fun gross motor activities to make writing more enjoyable and engaging for kids.

    Click Here

    Vertical Lines on Sand

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

    Description

    This is for 2-3 years old and above. Mastering horizontal lines is a crucial milestone in a child's writing journey, guiding them through a series of developmental steps that boost their precision and control.

     

    Starting with tracing thick lines, children gradually refine their motor skills and progress to tracing thinner lines, enhancing their focus. Connecting dots introduces them to pattern-following, further sharpening their hand-eye coordination.

     

    Imitating and eventually copying horizontal lines from a model marks their transition from guided practice to independent writing. This progression not only prepares them for academic writing but also fosters their confidence and cognitive development, laying a solid foundation for future learning.

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Pediatric occupational therapist explains how to practice mission 2-8 in a fun and unique way for your kids.

    Practice Horizontal Lines with Shaving Cream

    Use shaving cream and food coloring for a fun, multisensory way to practice horizontal lines. Kids can mix colors in the cream while they draw their lines.

    20 Obstacle Course Ideas

    Kids improve in writing when you include at least one gross motor activity. It's beneficial for their coordination and helps keep their attention focused while writing.

    Videos

    Free Handouts

    Part 1

    Trace

    Part 2

    Trace Smaller Line

    Part 3

    Go Around and Connect the Dot

    Part 4

    Imitate Circles

    Part 5 

    Copy Circles

    Products

    This writing tablet is perfect for kids! It keeps them interested in writing with a colorful, mess-free screen.

    Create vertical lines by rolling Play-Doh into long shapes, or by pressing vertical lines into flattened Play-Doh.

    Water markers are fun for lots of kids and help them practice drawing vertical lines easily.

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

    Ideas

    Indoor Obstacle Course

    Involve common items around your home to create a handwriting obstacle course that makes writing more engaging. 

    Click Here

    Obstacle Course

    Add easy and fun gross motor activities to make writing more enjoyable and engaging for kids.

    Click Here

    Vertical Lines on Sand

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

    Description

    This is for 2-3 years old and above. 

    Mastering circles is a crucial milestone in a child's writing journey, guiding them through a series of developmental steps that boost their precision and control.

     

    Starting with tracing thick lines, children gradually refine their motor skills and progress to tracing thinner lines, enhancing their focus. Connecting dots introduces them to pattern-following, further sharpening their hand-eye coordination.

     

    Imitating and eventually copying circles from a model marks their transition from guided practice to independent writing. This progression not only prepares them for academic writing but also fosters their confidence and cognitive development, laying a solid foundation for future learning.

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Pediatric occupational therapist explains how to practice mission 2-8 in a fun and unique way for your kids.

    Gross Motor Activities with Tape

    Add any gross motor activities in between writing activities. Focus on having fun. Forget about repetition.

    Practice Horizontal Lines with Shaving Cream

    Use shaving cream and food coloring for a fun, multisensory way to practice horizontal lines. Kids can mix colors in the cream while they draw their lines.

    20 Obstacle Course Ideas

    Kids improve in writing when you include at least one gross motor activity. It's beneficial for their coordination and helps keep their attention focused while writing.

    Videos

    Free Handouts

    Part 1

    Trace

    Part 2

    Trace Smaller Line

    Part 3

    Connect the Dots

    Part 4

    Imitate Circles

    Part 5 

    Copy Squares

    Products

    This Magnetic Board gives your child physical and visual feedback, enhancing their experience as they draw shapes.

    This writing tablet is perfect for kids! It keeps them interested in writing with a colorful, mess-free screen.

    Create vertical lines by rolling Play-Doh into long shapes, or by pressing vertical lines into flattened Play-Doh.

    Water markers are fun for lots of kids and help them practice drawing vertical lines easily.

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

    Ideas

    Indoor Obstacle Course

    Involve common items around your home to create a handwriting obstacle course that makes writing more engaging. 

    Click Here

    Obstacle Course

    Add easy and fun gross motor activities to make writing more enjoyable and engaging for kids.

    Click Here

    Vertical Lines on Sand

    Make practicing vertical lines more fun with Kinetic Sand. Your kid can use their finger or a writing tool to draw vertical lines in the sand, turning it into a multisensory experience.

    Description

    This is for 4 years old and above. 

    Mastering squares is a crucial milestone in a child's writing journey, guiding them through a series of developmental steps that boost their precision and control.

     

    Starting with tracing thick lines, children gradually refine their motor skills and progress to tracing thinner lines, enhancing their focus. Connecting dots introduces them to pattern-following, further sharpening their hand-eye coordination.

     

    Imitating and eventually copying squares from a model marks their transition from guided practice to independent writing. This progression not only prepares them for academic writing but also fosters their confidence and cognitive development, laying a solid foundation for future learning.

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Pediatric occupational therapist explains how to practice mission 2-8 in a fun and unique way for your kids.

    Gross Motor Activities

    Kids can have a hard time learning how to write. Make learning how to write fun by adding gross motor activities. 

    Practice Horizontal Lines with Shaving Cream

    Use shaving cream and food coloring for a fun, multisensory way to practice horizontal lines. Kids can mix colors in the cream while they draw their lines.

    20 Obstacle Course Ideas

    Kids improve in writing when you include at least one gross motor activity. It's beneficial for their coordination and helps keep their attention focused while writing.

    Videos

    Free Handouts

    Part 1

    Trace

    Part 2

    Trace Smaller Line

    Part 3

    Connect the Dots

    Part 4

    Imitate Diagonal Lines