Here’s a quick tip for visual motor and fine motor practice with kids. Make different-shaped lines on a piece of paper using highlighter (zig zag, loops, curves, etc.). Have children trace the lines with the Squiggle Wiggle Writer, a pen that vibrates. This is excellent practice for developing precise motor control of the hand. Once they have mastered tracing lines, try tracing shapes, pictures, or their name. The vibration promotes concentration and also provides incredible sensory feedback to the hand!
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