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Handwriting Warm-Ups

In this video I discuss the importance of Handwriting Warm-Ups prior to settling down to doing homework.

Warm-up activities can improve your child's endurance by helping to activate the muscles.

For children with low muscle tone this is especially important.

Low muscle tone is used to describe muscles that are floppy, which is also known as Hypotonia.

Children with low muscle tone generally need to put in more effort to get their muscles moving properly.

By activating the hand muscles first with warm ups we are giving them a head start.

Warm ups prior to doing handwriting activities also help give the body an increased awareness of where the hands are in order to aid coordination and control

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