Writing requires fine motor skills your child is permanently developing through play. For this purpose, he or she must first of all perceive and then perform the respective motion – something that needs to be learned. So-called ‘pencil-stroke exercises“, i.e. simplified writing movements, will help your child in these endeavours.
The marks and letters left on the paper are not yet associated with any particular meaning so that your child is able to fully concentrate on his or her motor movement. These writing exercises will give your child an understanding of shapes, sizes and space – an important step on their learn-to-write journey.