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33 Techniques for Better Handwriting

Some children almost seem born to write neatly. From their first letters on, they write carefully and neatly, staying between the lines with enviable precision. Most children, however, need a lot more work to write neatly. Here are techniques to … Continue reading

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My Hand Hurts! | When Muscle Strength Makes Handwriting Hard

Handwriting is a subject which can elicit complaints by young students: “Writing makes my hand hurt.” “It’s too much writing.” “That assignment is too long.” “It’s too hard.”  These complaints can be indicative of muscle weakness—one of the major causes … Continue reading

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6 Solutions When Your Child's Handwriting Is Not Up to Par

If your child is learning virtually this year, they are spending a lot of time on a computer, and you may be rightly wondering...What about their handwriting? Although technology invades much of our lives these days, I still firmly believe … Continue reading

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Creative Ways Kids Can Write More this Summer

Handwriting and writing are a common casualty of summer learning loss. This phenomenon results when children lose ground on hard-earned, newly acquired skills from lack of use. Even those of us who homeschool year-round are often ready for a switch … Continue reading

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6 Helps for the Struggling Writer

I love words—all kinds of words, believing that that words, whether spoken or written, carry power and influence. I have always particularly loved written words. When I was young, I kept a journal to document my life and feelings. When … Continue reading

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Motor Memory: The Missing Piece for Kids with Bad Handwriting

When teaching our kids manuscript and cursive handwriting, many homeschool parents forget about the importance of motor memory. Motor memory, simply put, is the ability to instantly recall and replicate specific motor movements. When you do something so many times … Continue reading

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Encouraging Your Child in Handwriting and Penmanship

Teaching handwriting can be frustrating and tearful for both parent and child alike, can't it? After you decide which handwriting style is right for you, there's pencil grip, paper slant, letter formation, spacing, letter size, posture, and practice, practice, practice. … Continue reading

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