• Nicolene Steyn

Tracing from 2-6 year old

Did you know you can trace without a light-table or tracing/table?


All you need is:

  • Two blank sheets of paper (or one printed and the other one blank);

  • Dark marker / crayon;

  • Prestic or sticky-tape.


Choose your child's age, and draw the following lines on one of the sheets of paper (or print out the age appropriate picture)


Now stick it to a low window or glass door, where the light shines in brightly.


Stick the blank page over it, and show your little one that the lines below are shining through, and have them copy it onto the blank page by tracing over the back lines.


Working on a vertical level is great for her vestibular system, as well as her large muscles.



1-2 years:

All they need to do is pull the crayon from top to bottom, while holding the crayon in her fist. We don't expect them to actually draw on the lines:


2-4 years:

These lines are preparing them for writing. Don't worry if your 2 year olds doesn't do it perfectly, she is still learning to hold the crayon, and we don't expect a perfect pencil grip yet. You can start helping your 3 year old to hold the crayon with his fingers.


4-6 years:

These patterns are preparing your little one for writing, and we are making it fun by giving them names according to a Wild Animal theme. We are also trying to get the pencil grip right. Remind your 4 year old to hold the crayon with 3 fingers, and your 6 year old can try to stey perfectly on the lines.


Enjoy it!


Nicolene

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