Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Motor learning; Motor ability in children;
Graphic practice provides children with an opportunity to develop, not only fine motor skills, but also self-regulatory and alphabet knowledge skills. Research has indicated that a child's fine motor development can predict his or her educational achievement, specifically in the areas of reading, math, and attention. The purpose of this project is to organize thirty weekly lessons that will familiarize teachers with the components necessary to introduce, integrate, and extend graphic practice strategies within their early childhood classrooms. These lessons will be compiled into a step-by-step guide for teachers. An outline for professional development is included.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jill M. Uhlenberg
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©2009 Kathleen A. Eichelberger
Eichelberger, Kathleen A., "Graphic practice : a strategy for developing fine motor skills in the early childhood setting" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 588.