ERIC Number: ED235920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting a Head Start on Prewriting Skills.
Although handwriting should not be formally taught in the preschool years, teachers can help children develop visual motor integration and other related skills required for writing. The activities suggested in this manual, while neither new nor different, are presented in a simple step-by-step form designed to facilitate success. Exercises focus on (1) crossing the midline, (2) development of the pincer grasp, (3) development of hand coordination, (4) development of finger dexterity, (5) hand preference, (6) development of eye-hand coordination, (7) development of visual tracking skills, (8) development of visual perception skills, (9) managing scissors, (10) using writing tools, (11) sequential marking activities for horizontal and vertical lines, (12) sequential activities for making circular strokes, (13) sequential activities for making slant lines, (14) printing an initial, (15) special helpful hints for the handicapped. Reference materials to help teachers generate more ideas are also provided. (RH)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Handwriting, Learning Activities, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Prewriting, Psychomotor Skills
Resource Center for Handicapped Children, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, 444 South 44th Street, Omaha, NE 68131 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.
Identifiers: Nebraska; Project Head Start