Uniball has contributed the following tips and resources to help parents and teachers improve their children’s handwriting:
- The Right Environment – Ensure that your child is sitting at a desk or table to write and not on the floor. This will help them to assume the correct writing position. Poor posture causes strain and affects stability, which can make handwriting more uncomfortable or difficult.
- Grip – A good grasp on the pen or pencil will make handwriting a lot easier. Let the pen/pencil rest near the base of your thumb and hold it in place with your thumb, index and middle fingers.
- Use The Correct Paper – Using lined, school-style paper will help your child to create letters which are the correct size and in proportion.
- Slow Down – Slower writing will enable your child to have more control over where they stop and start their letters. They will also be less likely to make mistakes.
- Make Writing Fun – It doesn’t all have to be hard work. Try getting your child to draw pictures or to fill in the missing words in a story. The extra practice will help to improve grip and fine motor skills.
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