Improve how a child sits when they write

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On this page you will discover about the important link between sitting posture and handwriting. How someone sits when they write is crucial to handwriting. The body is similar to a crane. If the crane is unstable then it cannot use the claw to grip effectively. The same is true with handwriting. Your child sitting on a chair too high or one leg crossed under another will affect their writing legibility. Learn how to sit well when writing with these worksheets.

This information is suitable for all ages of children and teenagers.

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3 essential tips for handwriting

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Use this essential 3 page pdf guide to help you advise your child on how to sit, hold a pencil and how to align the paper when writing. These are the fundamentals for handwriting that all successful writers use and all Occupational Therapist’s teach. For parents. View preview

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How to make a foot block

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If your child is sitting on a chair where their feet are not touching the floor then this will affect their handwriting legibility and formation. Without their feet being flat on the floor they will not have the stability to control their pen/pencil movements. For parents. View preview

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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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