Kinetic Letters is a handwriting program that has been adopted throughout the whole school. It has 4 main strands to help children develop their handwriting:
- Making Bodies Stronger
- Holding the pencil
- Learning the Letters
- Flow and Fluency
We are right at the start of the journey, so in Reception we are currently focusing on Making our bodies stronger and developing
Pelvic Girdle Strength
Shoulder Girdle Strength
Forearm and wrist Strength
Hand and Finger Strength
The children use animal shapes to help develop their core and shoulder strength. They have learnt Gorilla (sitting up straight, legs crossed, hands on their knees) and Penguin (standing up straight, feet shoulder width apart, hands by their side).
Already the children have been introduced to the 2 little monkeys who will help them visualise how to form the letters and follow large scale movements. They are Brave Monkey and Scared Monkey. This week, while learning about the number 1, the children have been practicing going "Down - bump!" to form the number.
How you can help:
Encourage your child to lay down on their tummy on the floor to play, read or watch telly. You can find out more at our parent information workshops over the next few weeks.