Printing Groups

Throughout the year, SPARK offers a variety of groups to support your child's printing skill development

Scroll down to learn more about SPARK's printing groups and when they are offered. 

Printing Groups
PAPER, PENCIL,
PRINT!

SPARK's fun printing program aims to teach children good early printing habits, which can have a positive impact on the speed and legibility of their written work as they get older.

A variety of groups are offered in order to best support children at different developmental/skill levels.

Offered in
Durham Region
&
Windsor-Essex
Boy Doodling

On hold due to COVID-19

Prepping for Printing 

Starts: ON HOLD 

 A Pre-Printing Program

SPARK’s fun, play-based program works on building a solid foundation for future printing skills. Activities will focus on the development of the small muscles in the hands, eye-hand coordination, body awareness, scissor skills, and pre-printing pencil strokes. Following an intake screening, children will be placed into an appropriate group based on their developmental/skill level, but this group is typically well suited for kids around 3-4 years old. 

View Windsor-Essex flyer 

Runs once a week for 6 weeks

View Durham flyer 

Girl Drawing

On hold due to COVID-19

Understanding Uppercase 

Starts: ON HOLD

An Uppercase Letter Printing Program SPARK’s fun program works on building a solid understanding of capital letter formations. These letters are created with just lines and curves, are all the same size, and easy to recognize. As uppercase letters are developmentally simpler, children have more success early on and build their confidence with printing! Following an intake screening, children will be placed into an appropriate group based on their developmental/skill level, but this group is typically well suited for kids around 4-5 years old.

View Windsor-Essex flyer 

Runs once a week for 6 weeks

View Durham flyer 

School Children

On hold due to COVID-19

Learning Lowercase

Starts: ON HOLD

A Lowercase Letter Printing Program SPARK’s fun program works on progressing printing skills by teaching proper lowercase letter formations. After developing a solid understanding of uppercase formations, children can move on to the more complex lowercase letters that require shifts/directional changes to form, are sized differently, and put in differing spatial locations on a page. SPARK’s program supports children in learning the correct and efficient motor formations for lowercase letters, which helps to promote printing speed and legibility. Following an intake screening, children will be placed into an appropriate group based on their developmental/skill level, but this group is typically well suited for kids around 5-6+ years old.

View Windsor-Essex flyer 

Runs once a week for 6 weeks

View Durham flyer

Group and Registration Policies: Windsor-Essex 

Group and Registration Policies: Durham Region