PATHS AND SHAPES: workbook 1.1

straight lines and angles

Why activities involving drawing a line in the middle of the provided path are important

Drawing a line between two guiding lines stimulates child’s eye - hand coordination. When children draw lines in the middle of a restrained path, they simultaneously follow and compare their evolving lines with boundary lines.


Guiding lines determine the path in the middle of which a child is drawing. As the child continuously checks the distance of the line from guiding lines, fine-motor hand movement control is reinforced.


Activities start with wide and straight paths. With the improved child’s fine-motor hand and fingers movements control they gradually change to more narrow and curvy paths, leading to acquisition of basic graphomotor, fine-motor and pre-writing skills and competences which will later play important role in development of writing and other specific fine-motor skills.


Worksheets and activities in this workbook

Activities in this workbook strengthen children’s visual-motor integration and basic graphomotor skills by asking children to draw paths between the guiding lines (in the middle of the provided paths). In some activities helping dotted lines are provided to help children with drawing.


Tasks difficulty increase throughout the workbook by:

  • increased complexity of lines,

  • decreased space between the guiding lines,

  • decreased density of dots in helping lines.


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