Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sketchin' Away

When we work with elementary school students on improving the fine motor skills necessary for school success, sometimes they need a little fun to keep on keepin' on.

Ed Emberley has written many books about drawing and they're useful for kindergarten students all the way up to higher grades, depending on your student's cognitive abilities. Your school's library probably has multiple titles on hand. Here is a link to link to his website:
This 4th grader is working on spatial skills, sequencing, pencil control and using his non-preferred hand to stabilize the paper --all while having fun drawing a step-by-step elephant sketch.

Please don't cringe at the position of his wrist & pencil; believe me, it's an improvement over what he could manage a few months ago.

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