What to do with this activity?
There are lots of ways to draw perfect circles. Drawing circles is very good practice for hand and finger control and for developing fine motor skills.
Probably the easiest way is to draw a circle is to draw around something round - a coin, a jam pot lid, a saucer, or a bigger plate depending on what size you want.
Try using a clever mathematical tool called a compass. Have a look at this Youtube video on How to use a compass. Standard maths sets are not expensive and always include a compass.
And here are some interesting ways of drawing a perfect circle without a compass, using a paper clip, a map pin, and rubber bands!
Why am I doing this?
Learning to write should be fun. It’s important that children know that writing is a fun and useful. By fitting it into everyday activities, like drawing, writing notes and birthday cards children will get used to holding a pencil and learning to write properly.
How can I do more?
Encourage your child to write and draw - on outdoor walls with chalk or in the sand at the beach. Give them picture mazes or puzzles to fill out – join the dot puzzles are great for their hand eye coordination.
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