Before preschoolers can start writing, the muscles in their hands and fingers must be strengthened. That can sound complicated, but really, it’s not. Developing pre-writing skills can be simple. It can be as simple as using a white board. Oh yes, it can!
Each day we have numerous activities that help with developing pre-writing skills. I’ve shared many of them in my collection of squeezing activities. Starting with our toddlers, we provide playful activities that build the strength that is needed to hold writing tools.
Developing Pre-Writing Skills
- Dry-Erase Board Activities (Teach Preschool)
- Preschool Handwriting on White Boards (Rainbows Within Reach)
- Applying and Removing Stickers and Tape from a White Board – And Other Fine Motor Activities (Little Heroes)
More ideas for young children: