5 Steps to choose the right Educational Guide for your Child

Step #1 - Pre Reading & Writing:

  • pre writing shapes and pencil strokes - practicing basic letter direction; top to bottom of page, left the right
  • visual scanning - scanning the page to find objects is a pre reading skill needed to later scan the page from left the right to read
  • multi sensory play – pens and paper aren’t necessary at this age; think outside the box and integrate playdough, kinetic sand, paint, shaving cream** and different textures into play with these handwriting guides. Or use chunky paintbrushes or crayons on a vertical surface (easel or window) to develop gross motor skills before fine motor skills.

**test on the plastic prints first to make sure the ingredients don’t damage the print

Step #2 - Letter and Number Awareness:

  • correct letter formation - start at the top at the green dot, left to right, finish at the red dot
  • letter and number recognition
  • sounding out letters and recognising each letter has a sound (phonics)
  • counting numbers and recognising each numeral represents a certain number

Step #3 - Letters and Number Formation:

  • refined Fine Motor Skills – smaller fonts and smaller letter patterns
  • increased fluency
  • letters and numbers are recognised and child can in most cases correctly form the letters but needs practice
  • Personalised Names
  • Prep Set of 5

Step #4 - Visual Handwriting Guides:

  • resources to remind children how to write letters and numbers correctly where letter direction prompts are not needed
  • reference guides
  • resources for free writing and story telling or recounting
  • Desk Strip
  • Dotted thirds

Step #5 - Other activities and resources to aid learning in a variety of subject areas including Maths

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