Pre-Reading Visual Skills Series 1: Workbook 1 – Odd One Out & Matching Pairs



Series 1 | Workbook 1

Designed to supplement development of visual skills used to tell differences and similarities in shapes/pictures, which are essential for young learners. Simple, easy to follow instructions.

Total pages: 19 pages

Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Pre-school, Foundation, Prep, Year 1

Recommended Age: 2-6 yo

Each of the 3 workbooks in this Series 1, take a systematic approach and this Workbook 1 uses ‘Odd One Out and Marching Pair’ activities to teach Pre-K; kindergarten, preschool or year 1 students to discriminate or notice big and small differences in images which is such a vital pre-reading and pre-writing skill.

Being an Occupational therapist, I have conducted many formal visual processing assessments with children of varying ages; also having home-schooled (and still doing so😊) all 5 of my own children, I have seen & tried different workbooks to help develop pre-reading and pre-writing visual skills, and through these professional and personal experiences over the years, I identified a need!

Subsequently, I have developed my own series of pre-reading/pre-writing visual skills workbooks to assist educators and parents working in the 'pre-writer or emergent writer' age range as I found some workbooks advanced too quickly and didn’t give children time to learn, practise, develop and enjoy doing the specific activities before the activities became too complex requiring actual writing.

In summary, all activities in Series 1, Workbooks 1 and 2, are designed to require only simple pre-handwriting skills, ie. the ability to draw a line to match an answer or draw a circle or 'close enough' around the correct answer.  This encourages children who are ready and willing to learn but won't frustrate them if they are not quite up to writing answers.

By Workbook 3, children who are ready, will be given opportunity to copy and draw certain simple parts of pictures and draw lines through matching picture mazes.

Recommended for 4-6 yo, but suitable for all ages, both younger and older, who are in need of activities to assist in developing their visual skills through practicing fun and engaging developmentally appropriate pencil/paper tasks – an essential foundation for developing confident early reading, writing and spelling skills.

Brilliant to use at home or in class as a morning starter, table top learning hub, or 5-10mins before a break.

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Additional information


2 to 4 Years, 4 to 6 Years

Resource Type



Kindergarten, Pre K, Pre-school

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