Early Years Cursive Handwriting for 5 - 7 years: Dinosaurs, Foundation & KS1

Needing to teach children to write clearly formed cursive letters?

This resource combines teaching children about dinosaurs with letter writing practice.

If a child cannot draw the letter patterns needed to form letters they will be unable to write legibly. This handwriting pack solves that dilemma.

They think they are learning about how to draw a dinosaur by drawing letter patterns as the scales to the dinosaurs. They are in fact… developing their cursive writing skills by drawing 8 different letter formations.

It helps children in Reception, Years 1 to 2, meeting the UK curriculum needs of Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 to develop:
• Letter formations and joins
• Establishing handwriting movement patterns
• Starting and finishing points
• The correct direction to follow

Created by myself, I use occupational therapy techniques to improve a child’s writing throughout the pack by using a developmental process.

Every page naturally progresses the skill of writing. It starts with how to sit and hold a pencil and then progresses to drawing letter groups.

The best bit is that they have no idea how much this resource is improving their handwriting as they are interested in learning more about the dinosaur shapes. I use it and I know it works

You do not need to think of anything as it has been done for you!

Just print out and use. There are 8 pages of activities and guidance notes.

Suitable to whole class, small groups and 1 to 1 sessions.

* This is a section of the Cursive Handwriting Worksheets for 7 -11 years: Dinosaurs, KS1 & KS2
For full details follow this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/handwriting-worksheets-for-7-11-years-dinosaurs-ks1-and-ks2-11099375

In that resource a child is shown how to sit, hold a pencil and position the paper. It also develops letter practice by writing sentences and stories. If you think that maybe more relevant to your needs then click on the weblink.

About Help with Handwriting:
This resource has been designed by myself, Sheilagh Blyth, using over 20 years of school-based occupational therapy experience and the latest handwriting research. It is suitable for all children in your class including those with special educational needs.

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➯ If you would like to read more about helping children learn to write, here is a link to my blog [https://www.helpwithhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-get-neat-handwriting/]

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Created: Oct 28, 2015

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