Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Mystery Shapes and Functional Fine Motor Practice
Want to entice students to write words? Keep your eye on the giveaway pile in the teachers' lounge until you find a cool, velvety sack and then plop in a few cute critters:
Writing on a vertical plane helps the student use just the thumb and first two fingers to grasp the pencil. It doesn't cure an inefficient grasp, but it provides practice using a more efficient grasp.