OT Corner: Improve Handwriting with Tangrams

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I kind of love to share tricks for improving handwriting.  There are so many “parts” to written work. There’s fine motor dexterity, pencil grasp, strength, endurance, visual perceptual skills, cognitive skills among other parts to handwriting.  You can see more about these topics on our Handwriting page.  One big way to develop the skills needed in written work is to address visual perception.

Kids love to play.  It’s in their soul.  Play is the primary occupation of a child and so it only makes sense to work on functional skills like handwriting though play.  Practicing writing over and over again sounds pretty boring to me and I can bet that any kiddo will agree.  Today’s activities are designed to work on the visual perceptual skills needed for handwriting using tangrams.

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