What should come first, the line or the letter?
Pre-writing lines and shapes are the building blocks for future handwriting!
This FREE Pre-Writing Line Development Handout is just what you need.
Get Answers to Your Questions About Pre-Writing Line Development!
❓What are pre-writing lines & shapes?
✏️ When should my child be able to write their name?
? Am I pushing handwriting too early?
Or are you wondering how to best support a child’s future handwriting success?
This FREE Pre-Writing Skills Handout is the answer!
Discover exactly what pre-writing lines and shapes are!
Use this handout to find out what lines and shapes are developmentally appropriate for your child or student to know how to “write”.
Download, print, and easily scan by age to see which pre-writing lines or shapes a child has mastered or needs to practice.
Based On Standardized Evaluations Used by Occupational Therapists!
This pre-writing line development handout was developed using the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration Assessment and the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales 2nd Edition which are used by Occupational Therapists (OTs) to evaluate and assess a child's visual-motor and fine motor/gross motor development.
See references below.
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References for this handout:
Beery, K.E., Beery, N.A. The Beery-Buktencia Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration. Minneapolis: NSC Pearson, 2006.
Folio, R.M., Fewell, R.R., Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, 2nd Edition. Austin: Pro-Ed, 2000.
Stensaas, A. M.S., OTR/L. The Developmental Sequence of Visual-Motor Skills. Super Duper Publications. 2007.