How-to videos

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On this page you will find a selection of short how-to videos, helping you to improve your child’s handwriting.

This information is suitable for parents, children and teenagers.

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How to hold a pencil

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Step 1 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ video series. Learn what is a tripod pencil grip and how you can easily teach this to use your child using the pinch, flip, grip method. Handwriting skill: Starter level. Age range: For parents.

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Controlling pencil movements

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Step 2 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. Learn about controlling pencil movements. The snowman test is linked to this resource. Handwriting skill: Starter level. Age range: For parents.

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Turning the paper

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Step 3 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. Here you will learn the importance of how to angle the paper. This is especially important for left handed writers. Handwriting skill: Developer level. Age range: For parents.

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Write on the line

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Step 4 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. Learn different techniques to help write on line. This is important as some schools give children plain paper to write on. Handwriting skill: Developer level. Age range: For parents.

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Sitting well

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Step 5 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ video series. Knowing how to sit reduces back and neck pain. Consequently, handwriting quality can be improved by sitting well. Handwriting skill: N/A. Age range: For parents.

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Writing letters

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Step 6 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. Learn how to write using guide arrows and why teaching large letters before small letters matters. Handwriting skill: Starter + Developer level. Age range: For parents.

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Size of letters

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Step 7 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. Here are some tried and tested techniques that I use everyday. Handwriting skill: Developer + Accelerator level. Age range: For parents.

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Write with no pain

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Step 8 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. Hand exercises are such an important skill to know as it can alleviate hand pain and bring will the encouragement to write. Handwriting skill: For all. Age range: For parents.

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Place spaces between words

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Step 9 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. There are some great techniques to help children know about word spacing. Handwriting skill: Developer + Accelerator level. Age range: For parents.

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Write faster

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Step 10 of my ’10 steps to handwriting success’ how-to video series. Here you will find ways in which you can help your child to learn how to write faster. Handwriting skill: Accelerator + Fine tuning┬álevel. Age range: For parents.

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Letter a – How to write it with confidence

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The letter ‘a’ should be easy but many find it difficult. They start writing it in the wrong place. Use a clock image to help avoid errors. Pick your chosen handwriting style. Learn how to write this letter. Discover how to avoid other errors. (GOLD MEMBERSHIP ACCESS ONLY).

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Letter b – How to write it with confidence

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Are your letter ‘b’ and ‘d’ backwards? Do your letter ‘b’ looking like the number ‘6’? Find out how to remember which way it goes. Pick your chosen handwriting style. Learn how to write this letter. Discover how to avoid other errors. (GOLD MEMBERSHIP ACCESS ONLY).

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