Visual thinkers have a lot of ideas happening all the time- but the ideas are pictures inside their head. Writing requires them to translate their images into words and get them on paper. A great way to help them translate those images into words is to have them start by drawing a picture.
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For right brain kids summer break is especially significant because many of them have spent the school year feeling stifled, misunderstood and not good enough. For them ‘no school’ means its time to play. But danger lurks. If summer days are consistently lazy – a significant amount of what went into building your child’s brain during the school year will start to leak out.
You and your child made it to the finish line… almost. Today’s final exercise is a chance to take all the skills we’ve practiced this week and put them together. Drawing, writing, spacing and coloring: invaluable ingredients to perfecting handwriting at any age.
Another common issue early writers struggle with is the spacing between words. Kids are either writing HUGE LETTERS that are spaced out beyond belief or they can often be found writing tiny, tiny, tiny letters squished so close together you can’t read them.
Drawing shapes is great precursor to writing without the stress of letter shapes or words. The physical steps of drawing shapes repeated will greatly help your children developmentally. Going through a repetitive step such as drawing shapes will reinforce the process and the muscle memory. It also helps develop pencil control.