Fine Motor Skills
Before a child is ready to learn to write, they need to have developed good fine motor skills. This will enable them to hold their pencil correctly and with some control in order for them to be able to put the appropriate pressure on their pencil to make marks and form letters. To help the children to develop their fine motor skills we enjoy 'Dough Disco' which helps to strengthen the necessary muscles involved in their fingers, hands and wrists. Shonette Bason-Wood is famous for her 'dough disco moves' and you can find many of her videos on YouTube. The link below is just one example.