Handwriting practice is part of the pre-requisites for entering Kindergarten. Children are expected to write their names and most of the alphabet.
The simple way to improve your child's handwriting is through practice! Like everything else in life, practice makes perfect. In reality, though, not all children are interested in writing, coloring or cutting. It may feel like a chore to them since they haven't developed their fine motor skills. If this sounds like your child, I suggest simply working on their fine motor skills in different ways while still exposing them to paper and pencil tasks.
Before you begin handwriting practice, here are some must have items that will keep your child's motivation high and frustration low:
Use the 'Birdy' method to explain to your child how to hold the pencil properly.
Here is a picture for all the visual learners out there:
I divided handwriting practice to three main sub categories:
Practice Activities - Fun and easy activities that will help your child develop a love of writing.
Alphabet Worksheets - Practice your letter writing with these child friendly worksheets.
Alphabet Coloring Pages - Connecting the beginning sounds of each letter to a picture makes it meaningful and enjoyable.
You can also reinforce their letter recognition while teaching your child how to write their letters.
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