2- Try some fun writing activities at home. Write letters in shaving cream or jello, focusing on forming letters correctly and consistently to help her develop a feel for each letter and improve letter formation.
Im constantly on the lookout for fun handwriting activities for my 6 year old. I dont like to pressure him to practice writing but I do think its important.
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Activities to improve upper extremity strength and stability such as animal walks and working on a vertical surface, such as an easel may be helpful. Another cause of poor force modulation arises from difficulty processing sensory feedback from his fingers. Lisa Marnell MS, OTR/L Click Here to ask a handwriting question. Question: (Fine Motor Skills) I have a little boy who has never been very interested in coloring, or writing. He started out by holding his pencil like a dagger, and now he almost always holds the pencil like everyone else.
Telling him to change this makes little difference. What can I do? Answer: Your son seems to exhibit a difficulty with force modulation (the ability to regulate pressure exerted during fine motor tasks).