This group will focus on school readiness and pre-writing skills, and will be based on the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum. It is an introductory class that is meant to introduce the concepts and skills needed for handwriting improvement. The strategies and lessons are designed for carry-over into the home setting in order to see results in your child’s handwriting over time. Homework will be given in order to increase skills at home and in other environments.
During sessions, we will cover pre-writing components including shapes, drawing, and coloring. We will concentrate on hand development in order to make sure your child has the necessary skills for handwriting. Hand skills need to be developed before your child picks up a pencil to write, as they are the building blocks to successful writing skills. Your child will participate in fun interactive activities to facilitate the development of these building block skills.
A typical session will start with a short gross motor activity focused on trunk strength, coordination, and balance as a warm-up to writing. We will then get our hands ready to participate with a fine motor activity. During the majority of the session, we will focus on teaching correct letter formation and legibility, using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum and workbooks.
This group's focus will be on getting back to the basics of letter, number, and sentence formation and will be based on the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum. Many 1st -3rd graders struggle with the jump in writing demands from the previous grades and have trouble keeping up. In this group, your child will participate in fun gross and fine motor activities to facilitate the development of hand skills as well as work on their writing skills. Homework will be given in order to encourage carryover of skills and lessons to other environments.
The sessions will begin with a short gross motor warm up activity to develop trunk/core strength and stability, coordination, and balance. This will be followed by a fine motor warm-up activity designed to work on specific hand skills. For the majority of the session, we will work on teaching correct letter formation, in addition to helping students learn to control letter size, placement of letters, and spacing.