Handwriting Workbook

Doodles and Pre-Writing for Littles Part 1 (PDF)

PDF for self-printing

Doodles & Pre-writing for Littles is designed for most children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old who are ready to develop the dexterity and coordination of small muscles as well as the mental focus needed to write.

This level focuses on the strokes and forms used to create letters and common shapes and is designed to help small children develop the fine motor skills necessary for writing. This workbook includes 100 sheets, which is 3–4 sheets per week for a normal school year. The course is divided into three sections:
1. Skill: continuous motions. Forms: curves, loops, waves, and spirals. Shapes: circle, oval, ellipse, quatrefoil, and curved triangle.

2. Skill: changing directions. Forms: straight lines, angles, and zigzags. Shapes: triangle, square, rhombus, parallelogram, trapezoid, pentagon, and hexagon.

3. Skill: combining different forms and shapes from sections one and two to create letters or more complex shapes, such as hearts and stars, and finding
shapes in nature.

Each sheet in this course provides an opportunity for the child to color, improving both coloring and motor skills. The doodles, forms, and shapes the child practices are all connected to nature or other common objects in a child’s world.

The images, artwork, and words used in this course are all designed to connect children to the good and the beautiful: family, faith, high moral character, and the wonders and beauty of nature and human life.

100 worksheet pages