Thursday, February 14, 2013

Does Tracing shapes help writing skills?

The writers at the American Dyslexia Association (ADA) believe so.

According to ADA;
 "Tracing is a very good exercise for dyslexic and dyscalculic children. Tracing trains attention, fine motor skills and visual and spatial perception."

To encourage you to try this they offer you a number of shapes to try.

"Today’s freebie offers a mini-book with different abstract forms to trace and to draw. First, children have to trace the form, then they have to draw the form into the box."

You can download the mini-book here.

This is an example of one of the shapes from the mini-book that you will be tracing. 

Let us know what you think about this idea. Do you believe it's an aid to help with writing?

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