Handwriting skills is an essential, decisive part of life that’s taken in childhood. By handwriting they become ready to express to, and communicate with; the world around them. Here is a step by step guide to improve your child’s handwriting skills!
The Five Steps
Here are five steps that work!
1. Develop a good grasp
DIY — If you hold your pencil at the top near the eraser, and then try to write your name, it is quite difficult, huh? But you will also notice that if you hold your pencil the correct way, writing is much more comfortable. Scientifically, the best way to keep a pencil is by letting it rest next to the base of the thumb.
2. Practice with lines
If you want to improve your handwriting, make lined paper your friend! The lines can help you make your letters in the right size and direction. It also makes one note in the right size compared with the other. So your lowercase letters should be half the height of a capital letter.
Also, ensure that you fill up the lined space completely. Your capital letters should completely stretch from the bottom line to the top one smoothly.
3. Take things slow
If you feel that your handwriting is hard to read or if you find yourself erasing after writing a lot, then you should take things a little slow. Because when you rush, it gets hard for you to control where you stop and start making your letters, and you make mistakes. Have you ever erased a paper so hard that it ripped a hole in the article? We hate that!
4. Keep the pressure low
Some kids press down very very hard with the pencil when they write on the paper. This makes it even harder for them to make the smooth lines that are needed for writing in a fast flow. Try easing up; You’ll break fewer pencil points, too!
5. Have fun with your skills
Games help you improve your handwriting. There are so many games which require you to write or draw pictures. Thus despite the fact that it’s not official schoolwork, regardless you’re utilizing the aptitudes you have to control your pencil better. Some examples are playing a game in which you write the same inspirational and motivational quotes or stories or even paragraphs and grading everyone’s handwriting.
If you have tried these tips already and still don’t seeing improvement, you can always ask for professional help. Some people get their kids occupational therapy to help them with their poor handwriting skills. But many kids also improve their handwriting by merely practicing it with the help of a grownup.
Adults must encourage and give fun ways to children to practice practice and practice. All you need to do is give the kid enough time and guidance, and you’ll see surprising results. Afterall, we all learned how to write, how difficult can it be for our kids to learn?