Activities that encourage the development of graphomotor skills
If we want our child mastered the skill of writing, it is important that he fully develops graphomotor skills.
Activities that encourage the development of graphomotor skills:
1. Let the child draw or writes on a vertical surface (paper stick to the wall), and related activities such as playing with alphabet magnets on the fridge.
2. When you do the exercises of fine motor skills with your child, always start with easy activities and then gradually introduce activities that are more complex and harder to do. In this way, the child will not lose the motivation to do activities.
5. Let the child draw a person. If any pieces are missing, ask your child: “What else you must draw on a person?“, “Look at me.” “Where are his hands?“, “Where are his legs?” and the like.
7. Ask your child to draw a flower, a house, a snake, a tree and other similar simple drawings.
8. Let the child draw the lines around his hand or an object (Image 1).
Image 1. Drawing contours
9. You can draw a rainbow and let the child paint each line in a different color (Image 2).
Image 2. A rainbow
Image 3. Graphomotor exercise
11. Let the child solves simple mazes. Download material by clicking on the image (Image 4).
Image 4. A simple maze
12. Encourage your child to solve tasks where multiple lines overlap, and the child should follow only one. Every line can be marked in a different color. Materials available for download by clicking on the image below (Image 5).
Image 5. Graphomotor exercise
13. You can encourage the development of graphomotor skills by letting your child do the exercise such as connecting dots in line to get a letter or symbol. Materials available for download by clicking on the image below (Image 6).
Image 6. Connecting the dots
14. In the box of sand hid various items. Let the child find hidden treasures. Instead of sand, we can use rice.
15. Let the child make various objects of playdough.
18. Let the child play puzzle games.
20. Let your child play with construction toys, such as Lego.
21. Let your child perform activities with labels, Washi tape, etc. (Image 7).