We like to allow the toddlers to work with paper and pencil often.
The pencil is sometimes held differently than a crayon or paint brush.
We get to see how they hold a pencil and the marks they make.
All of this helps them with their early writing skills.
Small Muscle: Touch, grasp, reach and manipulate: the child will coordinate the use of his or her hands, fingers and sight in order to manipulate objects in the environment.
Early Writing: The child will demonstrate interest in writing and will develop the fine motor abilities required to hold a writing tool and make marks on a surface.