One big loss from last year was writing. The literal act of writing letters and numbers on paper. This is going to affect all our learners, but especially our kindergarteners and early primary grades. A solid foundation in the early years is essential to learning.
Handwriting is really just drawing letters. And every child can use a little more practice with pencil control and focusing on what they are writing without the pressure of having to generate unique thoughts to write. My 7 Days to Better Handwriting is designed to do just that.
You and your child made it to the finish line… almost. Today’s final exercise is a chance to take all the skills we’ve practiced this week and put them together. Drawing, writing, spacing and coloring: invaluable ingredients to perfecting handwriting at any age.
Another common issue early writers struggle with is the spacing between words. Kids are either writing HUGE LETTERS that are spaced out beyond belief or they can often be found writing tiny, tiny, tiny letters squished so close together you can’t read them.
Drawing shapes is great precursor to writing without the stress of letter shapes or words. The physical steps of drawing shapes repeated will greatly help your children developmentally. Going through a repetitive step such as drawing shapes will reinforce the process and the muscle memory. It also helps develop pencil control.