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Teaching pencil grip through music.

Proper Pencil Grip Song - -Preschool Song: Teaching the Proper Pencil Grip "My thumb is bent, pointer points to the tip, tall man uses his side.

awesome ideas!!

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The purpose of this site is to share free resources with preschool / Pre-K teachers. You will find lots of teaching ideas and free printables. Kindergarten teachers may also find many things they can use and adapt.

Tracing Capital Letters Song F E D P B R N... KIds stand & finger trace the "Frog Jump Capitals" in the air in time with the song (multisensory activity that incorporates music & movement to make letters memorable)

MOVEMENT Tracing Capital Letters Song F E D P B R N. KIds stand & finger trace the "Frog Jump Capitals" in the air in time with the song (multisensory activity that incorporates music & movement to make letters memorable)

▶ Classroom Manners Can You Teach My Alligator Manners Raising hand, being quiet

I used this in my classroom this week and the kids loved it! Classroom Manners - Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? - Disney Junior Official maybe good for life skills!

Letter Size and Placement. Watch this video from Handwriting Without Tears to learn a great "hands on" way of helping children keep track as they learn size and placement of "tall", "small", and "descending" letters in relationship to the lines on their paper. If a child is having trouble with writing a letter with the correct proportion to the other letters, have them "spell" a word with the hand shapes shown in this video before actual writing.

This video is an interesting way to teach upper and lower case letters to students. I like how it uses hands-on ideas and visuals to teach students. I would keep this in mind for students who are maybe struggling with placement of letters.

Handwriting Without Tears LARGE gray block pages - free

Handwriting Without Tears LARGE gray block pages. Give children a confined area to keep their letter and the smiley face tells them where to start - free

Pencil Grip 101: different types of remove able grips.

Suppose you have a child that can’t hold a pencil correctly… what do you do? I see way too many people slap a grip on a pencil and declare, “Job done! There is actually much more to correcting a grasp than using a grip.

Teaching pencil grip to preschool and kindergarten -the alligator trick.  Visit:  http://www.sightandsoundreading.com for more resources

How to teach a child to hold a pencil correctly: The Alligator Trick

Learn how to hold a pencil correctly and how to teach a child to hold a pencil correctly with an easy, fun alligator trick.

Simple yet so effective! Fix that stubborn poor pencil grip in 10 seconds flat!

preschool writing tips:Fix that stubborn poor pencil grip in 10 seconds flat!

Handwriting Without tears: Sliding Down to the End of the alphabet video...... I really like HWT, the songs and activities are so fun and helpful!

Handwriting Without tears: Sliding Down to the End of the alphabet video. I really like HWT, the songs and activities are so fun and helpful!

First Steps to Writing: Teach Grip | Parents | Scholastic.com

First Steps to Writing: Teach Grip

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