Teaching tips

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In this category you will be finding multiple resources to help teach your child handwriting. Here you will find checklists. Goal setting tools. Motivational tools and other teaching tips. These are all tools that I am using in my daily practice when I’m teaching handwriting.

This information is suitable for parents of any age and teenagers who wish to learn more about how to improve their handwriting.

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Handwriting goal setting success

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These 3 activity & 2 advice sheets will help you and your child set their own handwriting goals that are measurable. Meaning that they are achievable and can be easily reviewed. These can be helpful when writing individual learning plans (ILP). Suitable for 7 years and above. View preview

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5 minute hand exercises – a quick guide

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If your child says their hand hurts when writing then give them these quick and easy to do exercises. Guaranteed to help relieve the muscle tension caused by gripping a pen too tightly. Review using a home and school chart. For parents and children 8 years and over. View preview

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Advice for left handed writers

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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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Easy handwriting checklist

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This 10 step guide will help your child review their own writing without you appearing to be a nag. (We have all felt like that at times). The first 5 steps are specific writing skills & the last 5 steps help a child complete a grammar check on their work. Suitable for 5 to 7 years. View preview

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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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118 Motivational quotes for kids

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Sometimes learning how to write can be just plain tricky. Use these motivational quotes to give your child a boost either before, during or after they have done their writing. Let them pick their own personal message. Over 118 to choose. Suitable for 7 years and above. View preview

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