The Early Handwriting Toolkit is a book that includes step-by-step activities to improve muscle strength, visual perception & hand skills.
Handwriting is a complex skill and the hand does not fully develop until around the age of 6. If a hand is not physically ready to write the child can suffer both physical pain and emotional frustration. In later life, poor handwriting can lead to lower exam grades and affect self-esteem.
This step-by-step guide will help develop the skills needed for letter formation and legibility with activities that develop muscle strength, visual perception and hand skills.
Suitable for children +4 years.
“I am particularly proud of this book. It started with a conversation between myself and Lesley, the owner of Sensetoys back in 2014. We both said how great it would be if there was one book that helped children learn to write but did not rely on people scrambling in the back of a toy cupboard to find the right accessories to help build up those handwriting skills. She kindly introduced me to Hinton House Publishing who were amazing at sourcing the correct images so that the book remained easy to follow.
The Early Handwriting Toolkit has been created with that in mind. The concept allows a child to develop gross motor body exercises, fine motor hand skills and visual skills for 5 minutes at a time. The combination of all three strengthens the essential skills needed for children to become successful at handwriting.
You can read it like a book and use the CDROM to download any of the worksheets. This book can be purchased here or from Hinton House Publishing. Alternatively, you can buy the book and the toys together directly from Sensetoys.”
Sheilagh Blyth, Author.
My favourite comment about this book is:
“As a parent of a child struggling with handwriting, we worked through this guide together at home while on a waiting list for OT. We found it a very easy to follow systematic approach which allowed us to identify what his issues are and gave us exercises and strategies to help us support him. The exercises are short and fun, so engaging for children. I’ve shown it to his school and they too have bought their own copy. You can see the difference in his writing from starting the book to having worked our way through it.” Gill Christie, bought off Amazon, 16 November 2016