The final stage of teaching handwriting is learning how to join letters to form words. Our free handwriting practice worksheets and animations provide resources for teaching primary school children how to join cursive and continuous cursive letters for all bottom joins, top joins, e joins and bottom to c shaped joins.
Teaching handwriting is more than just getting your child to practise writing the alphabet.This video tour of our web site explains what to consider when helping to teach your child handwriting. Whether your child is just starting handwriting, or they are having handwriting difficulties, the site is full of tips and ideas to help improve your child’s handwriting.
By the age of 4, most children can hold a pencil. Here we provide animations and free pre-handwriting practice worksheets for teaching pre-school and primary school children how to form pre-handwriting patterns, the first stage of teaching children handwriting.
Holding a pencil correctly, reduces the strain on your child’s hand and allows it to move freely, encouraging them to write. Here we provide a step by step guide on how to hold a pencil for both right and left handed writers, advice on correcting a poor pencil grip and activities to strengthen the muscles needed to hold a pencil.
Providing the best sitting position for your child while writing, and having the correct writing paper position, can improve your child’s handwriting by making it comfortable and stress free. Here we give tips and advice on how to achieve this, for both right and left handed writers, together with activities to strengthen the muscles needed to sit correctly at a desk and handwrite freely.