For good posture the large muscle groups that support the pelvis, trunk, shoulders and arms need to work in a coordinated way (gross motor skills). The games and activities provided are suitable for pre and primary school children and help strengthen these muscles, ensuring they can sit correctly, helping to improve handwriting and making handwriting more comfortable.
Good bilateral coordination allows the body to move in an easy and well coordinated way, as both the left and right hand sides of the body are working in unison. The games and activities provided are suitable for pre and primary school children. They reinforce their body awareness and help them to move their writing arm comfortably across their body, helping to improve handwriting.
Handwriting can use a surprising number of muscles - check out our physical ability section.
Our warm up activities get the different muscles ready for handwriting and relax them during handwriting. Not only do children find them fun, they also provide a break from the writing task and bring renewed energy to the work.
Games & Fun Physical Activities to Improve Handwriting
Sensory perception is the ability to send accurate messages to the brain when holding and touching objects. The games and activities are suitable for pre and primary school children and help to improve their sensory perception skills, enabling them to hold a pencil correctly and to use the correct pressure when handwriting and therefore helping to improve handwriting.
Dexterity of the hands and fingers, in-hand manipulation, together with strong arches of the hands allows objects to be picked up and manipulated. The games and activities are suitable for pre and primary school children and help strengthen these fine motor skills and so improve their ability to hold and use a pencil, helping to improve handwriting.