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This is a short poem that describes line placement in handwriting. The poem visually represent errors in placement and students are able to determine if they are placing their letters correctly on their page. 1st Grade Writing, Kindergarten Literacy, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tools, Kindergarten Handwriting, Teaching Handwriting, Improve Handwriting

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Yes, it's my Tuesday top ten (just two days late). I've been so good at relaxing and not thinking too much about teaching and school that I...

These free printable alphabet playdough mats make practicing alphabet letters FUN for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids! Preschool Letters, Learning Letters, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool Learning, Kindergarten Classroom, Toddler Preschool, Preschool Alphabet Activities, Letters Kindergarten, Playdough Activities

Free Printable A to Z Play Dough Mats | Money Saving Mom®

Free Alphabet playdough mats from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/08/playdough-mats-alphabet-letters-from-to.html

Another version of sorting letters ~kinderdi: Small Pocket Chart Freebie Kindergarten Writing, Kindergarten Literacy, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Kindergarten Handwriting, Handwriting Activities, Free Handwriting, Editing Writing, Early Literacy

Small Pocket Chart Freebie

I love the ideas I've seen using the alphabet activity for sorting letters that are tall, small, and fall. This one is my favorite. I decided to print the poem and use it in one of my small (Target dollar spot) pocket charts on my reading focus board for the beginning of the year. Later, I can move it to a center and have children sort letters by their characteristics. I cut the poem into strips and matted them on black, blue, red, and green paper. Click here to get your free copy of this…

Montessori Practical Life toddler or Free Cutting Practice Strips from Royal Baloo Preschool Learning, Early Learning, Preschool Activities, Kids Learning, Physical Activities, Preschool Writing, Dementia Activities, Learning Shapes, Preschool Letters

Cutting Practice Made Easy - Royal Baloo

Cutting practice has been a hot topic around here lately. Logi-Bear is desperate to learn … Cutting Practice Made Easy Read More »

How to make a weighted pencil. Weighted pencils can be beneficial for students who do not press hard enough when writing or for students who have poor body awareness and need additional proprioceptive input to increase awareness of their hand. School Ot, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pencil Grip, Sensory Integration, Sensory Activities, Oral Motor Activities, Gross Motor, Fine Motor Skills, Teaching Tools

How to make a weighted pencil

Weighted pencils can be beneficial for students who do not press hard enough when writing or for students who have poor body awareness and need additional proprioceptive input to increase awareness of their hand. If you've ever taken a look at a therapy catalog, then you are aware of how expensive simple items like a weighted pencil can be. Here's an easy and inexpensive way to make a weighted pencil or crayon on your own. What you need: a pencil (or crayon) two rubber bands some hex nuts…

6 Tips for Correcting Pencil Grip Does your child hold a pencil funny? Are you trying to teach a child how to cold a pencil correctly? These 6 Tips for Teaching Correct Pencil Grip with helpful how-to tutorial videos can help! Preschool Writing, Preschool Learning, Early Learning, Preschool Activities, Dementia Activities, Physical Activities, Name Writing Activities, Cutting Activities, Motor Skills Activities

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Two-Finger Spacer - Keep just the right space between letters and words using this Two-Finger Spacer. Emerging writers and those with visual or motor challenges can rely on the spacer's arrow for directionality and a ruler for measurement. The se Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Literacy, Kids Education, Special Education, Learning Activities, Kids Learning

Two-Finger Spacer (20 Pack)

Two-Finger Spacer [HW4331] - Keep just the right space between letters and words using this Two-Finger Spacer. Emerging writers and those with visual or motor challenges can rely on the spacer's arrow for directionality and a ruler for measurement. The see-through color heightens the intensity of the letters, and it can be

classroom trick for kids learning to write in the lines. Learn with Play at Home: Clever classroom trick for kids learning to write in the lines.Learn with Play at Home: Clever classroom trick for kids learning to write in the lines. Play Based Learning, Learning To Write, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching Tips, Learning Activities, Kids Learning, Kindergarten Literacy, Early Literacy

Clever classroom trick for kids learning to write in the lines.

A clever classroom trick to help children learning to write inside lines

OT Cafe: Reader tip: Weighted pen for those who press too hard. Weighted pens aren't just for those who don't press hard enough! Occupational Therapy Activities, Motor Skills Activities, Occupational Therapist, Gross Motor Skills, Physical Activities, Handwriting Activities, School Ot, Pencil Grip, Pediatric Ot

Reader tip: Weighted pen for those who press too hard

Every now and then I receive an email from a reader who has tried something they've seen on my blog or who has an experience that they'd...

Tips to help kids develop a correct pencil grasp. Correct it from the beginning so they don't form long-term bad habits! Motor Activities, Therapy Activities, Preschool Activities, Pre Writing, Hand Writing, Kids Writing, School Ot, School Ideas, Handwriting Activities

Handwriting Help Part 2

Pencil Grasp Realistically, pencil grasp is almost impossible to change after the age of 5, since most children are starting to form bad habits at age 3…so it is IMPERATIVE they start off wit…

Functional Skills for Kids series and a complete guide to handwriting including developmental progression, fine and gros Pre Writing, Writing Skills, Hand Writing, Writing Strategies, Perception, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Ot, Handwriting Activities, Improve Your Handwriting

A Complete Guide to Handwriting - The OT Toolbox

Functional Skills for Kids series and a complete guide to handwriting including developmental progression, fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing concerns, posture, visual perceptual components, play, advanced hand writing tasks, and creative activities for handwriting skills, by Occupational and Physical Therapists.