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Valentine Do A Dot Fine Motor Sheet Deck
This article provides a free Do A Dot fine motor sheet deck with a Valentine theme. 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 with visual processing 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.
Here is a great Valentine’s Do A Dot fine motor sheet deck for getting kids ready for writing. Using Do A Dot markers gives kids the chance to use their fine motor skills while developing good proprioception.
Do A Dot activities, like in this Valentine’s Do A Dot fine motor sheet deck, allows children to gain an understanding of how much pressure to use when writing. Before kids begin writing, it’s important to develop other areas of fine motor and proprioception so they are more successful when they put pen to paper.
The Valentine’s Do A Dot fine motor sheet deck was created for parents and therapists to use at home, in therapy sessions or in a virtual setting. Each activity encourages kids to fine tune their motor skills and hand strength.
Do A Dot Activities for Fine Motor
Many preschool teachers and therapists use Do A Dot exercises as a precursor to writing development. Do A Dot activities can build a child’s fine motor skills and helps kids become familiar with using writing devices without the use of writing strokes. Even if the child is using the Do A Dot markers for letter practice, they are still processing the direction and formation of each letter.
Because kids develop at different levels and stages, Do A Dot markers are beneficial in a few different ways.
First, Do A Dot activities help kids learn how to hold and grip a pencil. Even though the markers are large, it can be good for small hands, poor muscle tone or a child who has some learning delays.
Kids who don’t have enough hand strength, or maybe too much hand strength, can use Do A Dot exercises to get a feel for how much pressure to use on paper. When a child’s proprioception skills are improved, they have a better understanding of how much pressure to use when they begin writing their letters and numbers.
Do A Dot exercises are good for kids who still struggle with writing strokes. It allows them to strengthen their fingers, hands, palms and wrists for future writing development. Improving these fine motor skills helps kids become familiar with letter placement, directionality, spacing and much more.
Free Valentine’s Do A Dot Sheet Deck
The free Valentine’s Do A Dot sheet deck is designed for parents, therapists, teachers and other professionals. The sheet deck can be used to enhance the handwriting skills of children of all ages and levels.
Do A Dot activities are especially great for preschoolers and kids who are delayed in their writing skills. The free PDF sheet deck is a digital copy only and can be saved directly to your computer or hard drive.
After the sheet deck is saved, use the digital copy to print and re-print copies. This gives the child a chance to perform the exercises multiple times. Or, the sheet deck can be used for multiple students.
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