Hand-eye Coordination Toys for Reading and Writing Development This article provides helpful hand-eye coordination toys…
Free Springtime Hand-eye Coordination Activity Packet
This article provides helpful hand-eye coordination activities with a springtime theme. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
We have a springtime Easter activity packet that encourages your child and students to use their hand-eye coordination skills.
This activity packet is for parents, therapists and educators who want to help their kids and students progress in hand-eye coordination for better reading and writing development.
Children who struggle with hand-eye coordination may have a hard time completing activities that require the hands and eyes to work together. Use this activity packet to strengthen those skills while getting kids excited about Easter and springtime.
Eye-hand Coordination Benefits
Kids depend on hand-eye coordination for basic skills like reading and writing. Many times, they don’t even realize they are using these skills in their basic everyday lives.
Hand-eye coordination is used to guide, direct and control hand movements across the page as kids write letters, numbers and words.
Signs of delays with hand-eye coordination may include the following:
- Trouble with balance
- Can’t focus their eyes on their hand movements
- Poor handwriting
- Can’t hold their paper while they write
- Has difficulty copying notes from the chalkboard to paper
- Complains of seeing double
- Omits words or numbers and loses their place when reading
Because the visual system is connected with our coordination skills, both the eyes and hands must work together to track words on the page when reading and writing. That is why you may find a child struggling to follow objects as they move or to follow a line of print on the page.
Simple hand-eye coordination activities, like in the Springtime Hand-eye Coordination Activity Packet, can help those skills become automatic. We want kids to perform these tasks without even thinking about them so the brain can focus on other higher learning concepts.
Springtime Hand-eye Coordination Activity Packet
Parents, therapists and educators can use the Springtime Hand-eye Coordination activity packet to see where there may be gaps in hand-eye coordination movements. Activities, like these, can show where kids many need improvement when working the hands and eyes together.
Even when activities are simple and easy, they can still help sharpen the skills necessary for early readers or those who struggle to learn.
An older child may even benefit from the activity packet if they struggle on basic concepts or if their skills are delayed. The free PDF activity packet is a digital copy only and can be saved directly to your computer or hard drive.
After the activity packet is saved, use the digital copy to print and re-print copies so the child can perform the exercises multiple times. Or, the activity packet can be used for multiple students.
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