Pre-writing and pre-reading activities help children develop their visual memory, their attention span, and the ability to identify objects (visual discrimination). In terms of fine motor skills, these activities aim to refine children's ability to move their fingers and their hands. Children who are stimulated at a young age will be more comfortable with pencils, paintbrushes, and a pair of scissors and will, therefore, avoid useless energy expenditures.
What is pre-reading?Pre-reading is the step before actually reading. Observing an illustration (interpreting emotions, characters, identifying the time, corporal, and spatial concepts) contributes to the efficient development of children's attention span and their ability to discriminate.
Associating illustrations to words helps children discover that everything they see can be written and read.