spatial organization: workbook 1.1
connecting dots - lines
Why connecting dots activities are important
Drawing straight lines between dots stimulate eye - hand coordination and strengthen visual-motor integration. When we draw a line from one to another dot our eyes follow the evolving line and simultaneously compare its direction with the position of the target dot. This comparison is followed by hand and fingers micro-movements to correct the direction towards the target dot.
Tasks in which we look for the shortest distance between different dots stimulate visual discrimination; tasks involving directions changes contribute to micro-movements perception and kinestetic awareness.
Worksheets and activities in this workbook
Activities in this workbook are designed for strengthening visual-motor integration by connecting two or multiple dots set in a limited space.
Activities and tasks follow from easier to more complex and difficult ones, their difficulty being increased in three ways:
by increasing number of dots in a series (from two dots upwards),
by increasing distance between dots,
by increasing angles between lines to be drawn between dots.