- July 5, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Most people do not realize that will Great handwriting is usually a direct result by Great upper body strength. Crawling is usually a natural milestone that will children need to learn. Crawling develops power from the shoulders, arms, wrists, along with hands. Have you heard or personally ever stated “My child skipped crawling along with went straight to walking!” While walking skills may be advancing quickly, the idea is usually also a Great indication that will the child will have poor fine motor skills.
Poor fine motor skills will impact a child’s ability to fasten buttons, snaps, zippers, pick up little objects, along with especially to have legible handwriting. As a child crawls, his/her grasp will start to mature, allowing for more precise movements later on in development. Thus, Great posture along with arm strength are critical factors in improving your child’s handwriting. They are also beneficial areas to work on by birth to 5 years, during a child’s prewriting years.
What are Great activities that will can promote upper body strength? The following are some techniques that will you can try at home: crawling through tunnels, wheelbarrow walking (child is usually walking on hands along with adult is usually holding his/her feet), climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects, kneading dough (play dough), monkey bar play, or moving a scooter board by laying on his/her stomach along with pushing through their arms (also can be done up or down ramps).
For those of you who have older children, you may know handwriting lessons are not always the most fun. Prior to having your child participate in a fine motor activity, have him/her perform one of the above upper body strength activities. These activities will stimulate the muscles along with encourage Great postural control during a handwriting or fine motor activity. Also, the idea may increase your child’s attention along with focus! Do not have your child sit for more than 15-20 minutes, especially if he/she is usually under 5 years old. Eventually increase his/her time in little increments until you reach the desired practice time. the idea is usually important for you to provide a happy handwriting experience! Have fun!