Helping Your Child With Handwriting
Handwriting is a complex activity that involved many different skills:
1. Control of hand muscles
2. Eye-hand coordination
3. Visual discrimination
Handwriting is not an easy skill to learn. Children go through many stages on the way to learning to write real letters. When helping them learn to write, be positive and give lots of praise for their efforts. Please be patient and with time and lots of practice they will succeed.
Holding the pencil correctly is important for developing good handwriting skills, show your child how to hold the pencil between the thumb and index finger with the other fingers curled comfortably underneath, with the middle finger acting as a support. Most children show a preference for using either their left or right hand. Help them write, using the hand they prefer.