Magnetic Letter Mazes - Lowercase
Learn letter shapes with this set of 26 a-z letter mazes. Each letter maze has a clear plastic panel and integrated magnetic ball. Children use the attached pen to follow the shape of the number, developing key recognition, fine motor and formation skills. Each maze is 150 x 100 mm. Comes with sturdy wooden storage tray.
• Helps to encourage correct letter formation and orientation.
• Helps to develop an accurate pencil grip.
• Builds gross and fine motor skills.
• Encourages the use of tools to make marks.
• Writing depends on fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting.
• Pupils’ writing during year 1 will generally develop at a slower pace than their reading. This is because they need to develop the physical skill needed for handwriting.
Year 1 Handwriting
Pupils should be taught to:
• begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place
• form capital letters
• understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’ and to practise these.
• Handwriting requires frequent and discrete, direct teaching. Pupils should be able to form letters correctly and confidently.
• Children should be able to form individual letters correctly, so establishing good handwriting habits from the beginning.