Dos & don'ts handwriting guide by age

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On this page you will find quick handwriting advice pages. In particular the information is about what your child should and should not be doing when writing. These are my do and don’t guides. They are grouped by age making it easier for you to help your child.

This information is suitable for parents of children of any age.

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Advice for left handed writers

handwriting worksheet cover image Dos & Don'ts Left handed writer

10% of the population are left handed. Yes there are some differences. Being left handed does not mean someone will be unable to write neatly and pain free. Follow these guidelines for helping your child be a left handed writer in their classroom. For parents. View preview

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Advice for children aged 4 to 5 years

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Here is an essential dos and don’t guide for children aged 4 to 5 years who are starting out on learning how to write. Teach them the right way so that bad habits do not get formed. Learn how much practice is too much and the importance of play. For parents. View preview

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Advice for children aged 5 to 6 years

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Kids aged 5 to 6 years start to really excel at this age as they are ready to learn how to write. Give them the best start possible including what type of pencils they should be using. Whether to worry about letter reversals. Read this dos and don’t guide. For parents. View preview

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Advice for children aged 6 to 7 years

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Between the ages of 6 to 7 years your child’s handwriting skills are developing. Here is a great guide for parents on what to do and not do when helping your child write. It also includes what essential pencil grip to ensure your child avoids using. For parents. View preview

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Advice for children aged 7 to 8 years

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Is your child finding handwriting difficult to master? Here is an essential dos and don’t guide for 7 to 8 years. Giving you all the advice you need to help your child excel at their writing. Along with advice on how long to practice at any one time. For parents. View preview

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Advice for children aged 8 to 11 years

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Use this essential dos and don’t guide for 8 to 11 year olds to help your child accelerate their handwriting skills. This is a quick 2 page pdf guide to give you the head start you need at a time when their handwriting speed should be developing easily. For parents. View preview

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Letter j – How to write it with confidence

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Similar to the letter ‘i’, are you putting your dots in the correct place? How much of a loop are you making? Watch this short video and learn how to write this letter. Discover how to avoid common errors. (GOLD MEMBERSHIP ACCESS ONLY).

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Handwriting dos and don'ts for 8 to 11 years Preview image worksheet