How movement play can help early writing skills.
This blog will examine how physical activity can help children with their early writing skills.
Before children begin to write they need to feel comfortable about putting their forearms onto a table so that they can support their hand when writing. Some children find resting their forearms very strange and prefer to try to write with their arm up in the air which of course is not going to make for producing legible letters.
When they were smaller some children may have missed out on crawling and this is an important stage in their physical development. Crawling as well as lots of floor play is important, as this is when children will get used to resting their forearms on a flat surface, so that when they come to sitting at a desk and begin to write it will not feel alien to them.
I must make the comment that this is only my own personal research. When I have children i