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Characteristics of the Pencil Skills Programme

Helping young children acquire basic pencil control skills

Characteristics of the Pencil Skills Programme

The Pencil Skills Programme is a supplementary programme that supports the smooth development of the students’ progress in their main Kumon Programme by developing their ability to control a pencil.

The Pencil Skills Programme helps young children acquire basic pencil control skills.
These include the ability to:

  • hold a pencil securely and correctly;
  • use consistent writing pressure;
  • control the start of, and end of, lines;
  • draw straight lines;
  • draw curved lines;
  • draw lines within narrow spaces.

The worksheets are intended to be fun and may be used by preschoolers who are starting to use pencils. The Pencil Skills Programme consists of two levels, ZI and ZII, with 100 worksheets in each level.

Aims of ZI

Students are introduced to holding and using pencils or crayons with these fun worksheets.
Through the practice of drawing simple lines students develop pencil control skills.

ZI 1a

ZI 15a

ZI 21a

Aims of ZII

Students can further develop their pencil control skills by drawing long curved lines. The lines become narrower and require more dexterity.

ZII 1a

ZII 51a

ZII 72a

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