In order for children to develop good handwriting skills, they need to develop four key physical strengths. Sometimes children need some extra support to develop one or more of these key physical strengths.
Strength in the trunk, shoulders and arms help your child's sitting position,
making handwriting more comfortable.
This is the body's ability to send accurate sensory messages about 'touch' to the the brain, so the muscles can move correctly. These fine motor skills enable your child to hold a pencil correctly and apply the correct pressure when writing.
Strength and agility of the muscles in the hands and fingers enable a child to manipulate a pencil and form letter shapes.
All children are different and develop at different rates. However there are activities and games they could do to develop strength in any of these key areas. Click on the hands below to follow a link to 'Teach Handwriting', a website full of ideas and resources for developing handwriting skills.
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