AboutWelcome to my Website. I would like to start a discussion about the place of Handwriting in our schools. In recent times there has been a push towards technology tuition, at the expense of more practical skills, like Handwriting. I think pencils and pens are going to be around for a long time yet, and our children need to be proficient in this skill. Handwriting skills are part of their Heritage.
I look forward to positive feedback about your school and the approach the teachers take to Handwriting.
Does your school progress through to Cursive handwriting for all students?
Does your school insist students take real pride in their written work?
I think the article I have posted from Cheryl Lowe Memoria Press “puts it in a nutshell” and is very worthwhile reading.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
THE IMPORTANCE OF HANDWRITING There seems to be a major push towards teaching technology in our schools, to the detriment of handwriting tuition. I think parents should be asked, if they are happy to have their young children taught keyboard skills, … Continue reading
If parents are looking for guidance about the teaching of handwriting in New Zealand schools, there is information at the following website TKI-Te Kete Ipurangi. The bulletin, which is easy to scroll through, gives comprehensive instruction on correct pen grip, and … Continue reading
DIAGRAMS OF THE BASIC TRIPOD GRIP AND ALSO INCORRECT PEN GRIPS. Pen/Pencil Grip is very important for our new entrant children to learn, if we expect all of them to produce legible handwriting, as they move through their school … Continue reading
HELPFUL HANDWRITING PROGRAMMES TO ASSIST YOUNG CHILDREN There is a excellent programme called Handwriting Without Tears that operates in the US. They train handwriting therapists. If you visit their website you will see they have excellent teaching aids that can be purchased. Website: … Continue reading
A MESSAGE TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TAUGHT THE BASIC TRIPOD GRIP. I really admire your tenacity. You have quite possibly never been shown the mechanics of the basic Tripod Grip, but you have taken a pencil, or a … Continue reading
EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES TO STRENGHTEN HAND MUSCLES For a young five year old new entrant to learn the correct pen grip, and handwriting, it is a big advantage to have adequate finger and thumb strength. There are many playful exercises … Continue reading
The following website contains an essay by Cheryl Lowe which I am sure viewers will find interesting to read. It is about how important the learning of handwriting is to all academic subjects, and the presentation of the whole person. CLICK TO … Continue reading
A YOU TUBE CLIP ABOUT HANDWRITING, NECESSARY SITTING POSTURE, AND THE BASIC TRIPOD GRIP- BY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST JOANNA BUTTFIELD
A YOU TUBE CLIP ABOUT HANDWRITING, NECESSARY SITTING POSTURE, AND THE BASIC TRIPOD GRIP- BY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST JOANNA BUTTFIELD This is an excellent lecture, and demonstration, by Joanna. Joanna talks about the importance a child’s sitting posture, and then moves on to talk … Continue reading
The Importance of Handwriting Skills…..relating to Mathmatics. An excerpt from Cheryl Lowe’s essay Memoria Press: Students who are not taught the habits of neat, legible penmanship are handicapped in spelling and computation. Poor penmanship is a way to disquise misspelled … Continue reading
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST- HEIDI TRINGALI- ABOUT HER WORK, AND HER OBSERVATION REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT PENSKILLS Heidi is an Occupational Therapist, and, in the course of her professional work, helps children with poor pen skills. On the Home Page of her … Continue reading
Ideally, a new entrant child would have some idea of the basic Tripod Grip before they start school. There are many different preschool learning situations, and, they do not necessarily have the type of educational structure to teach this important … Continue reading
Growel Handwriting Skills- a teaching organisation based in India Before we know about good handwriting, we need to remind ourselves why we write. We write in order to: •Remind ourselves of something we want to remember •Tell another person what we know •Let a … Continue reading
Cursive writing case: Four-yr-old back to school ExpressIndia News Service Chandigarh, April 29 Ignorance about cursive writing forced the four-year-old out of his school but the Newsline impact has brought a ray of hope. Deputy Commissioner Panchkula Rajendra Kataria has assured … Continue reading
Handwriting-Donna Young…….Printable Resources. This is an excellent website to help Primary aged children with there handwriting. Donna Young has established some excellent programmes and I think the Animated letter formation programme is very useful.