Have your child practice writing numbers through these cute preschool printable- Free Writing Numbers 1 to 20 Worksheets!
Writing is an important skill that children need to learn. So they should be given lots of opportunities to develop this skill.
But before we get into actual writing- meaning putting pen to paper, I think children should work on activities that would strengthen their hand and wrist muscles first.
How To Strengthen Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills
1. Play with playdough- This moldable material is perfect for your little one’s hands. Aside from strengthening his muscles, it also helps him display his creativity and imagination. This is also a fun bonding moment with your child. So please consider working together with your child. Anyway, it’s easy enough to make a playdough snake or hotdog. 🙂
2. Do Lacing- Lacing is a very straightforward activity. It’s also challenging for toddler’s hands. I suggest going for wooden lacing toys as they are more sturdy. Plus they come with extra weight to help your child build those muscles faster!
3. Give the sponge a try- Water play is always a hit with children. Take advantage of this fact by playing with a sponge! Every time your child squeezes it, he is unknowingly working his writing muscles. In connection, I recommend the thick and somewhat hard sponges as they provide more resistance.
4. Paint! Paint! Paint!- Now let’s go for a more targeted activity. Painting is quite similar to writing as it uses a tool on paper or canvass. The concept is the same. You have to put the paintbrush to paper to come up with your work. And that’s what I love about this activity. Children get to practice writing without really writing! Also, it’s just so enjoyable to see the colors and designs children come up with.
5. Gentle massage- After doing the activities above, it’s time to give your child a little treat. Giving your child a massage is a great way to give his hand and wrist muscles a well-deserved break. And it’s a wonderful bonding moment, too.
There you go! Those are the different fun activities that you may do with your child to improve his fine motor skills.
Now let’s proceed to our numbers tracing worksheets. Today’s free printable is in PDF format and it’s all about writing numbers 1 to 20.
These kindergarten worksheets are a perfect supplement to your child’s learning materials. And this one goes up to 20!
Each page comes with cute pictures that your child may count before tracing the numbers.
It’s important to develop your child’s hand and wrist muscles before asking him to work on tracing/ writing activities.
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