Does your child know what they are holding because they can see it or feel it? These games help improve tactile perception by practising identifying objects that can’t be seen. Better tactile perception helps a child to hold a pencil with the correct pressure, improving their handwriting.
Some children don’t like certain textures. These games introduce textures and help reduce a child’s reluctance to touch materials they don’t like. Being happy touching objects allows them to hold a pencil comfortably, leading to better handwriting.
Sensory perception, the ability to send accurate messages to the brain when holding and touching objects, is important as it enables children to identify objects and textures through touch as well as being able to judge the appropriate pressure required to hold and release them safely, key skills needed for good handwriting.
To handwrite comfortably, both how tightly the pencil is gripped and what pressure is applied to the paper are key. These games help your child learn about the effects of pressure and how pressure can be adjusted and controlled.