Since I have started teaching preschoolers, I have noticed there is a wide range of ability in handwriting skill. Some don't even know how to hold a pencil or marker at all. Some are eagerly writing their names and drawing numbers and pictures for me. All of these children are brilliant; and working hard to better their fine motor skills.
How can a parent better prepare their child for kindergarten? I came across this link which gives wonderful ideas and pages for kids to do some practice that doesn't feel like "handwriting". Let me know if you like this resource! I am always on the lookout for ways to help my littlest students.
Also try drawing big circles on pieces of paper with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Draw a "t" - starting from the top, then down, then left to right if right-handed, right to left if left-handed. Use play-doh, fingerpaint, and watercolors.
By exposing your child to music through our Wunderkeys program, you are already engaging their brain, their motor skills, and their listening skills. You are also helping them along with a love of music, and some pre-kindergarten math skills. Let's give our littlest students a big cheer!