3 Evidence-Based Benefits of Writing By Hand

Have you ever stopped to think about the benefits of writing by hand? Maria Montessori said it best with “what the hand does the mind remembers” (download a FREE copy of this poster for your school at the bottom of the post). Technology has started to take over our lives. Are students and adults losing […]

Importance of Handwriting for Writing

The Journal of Educational Psychology published research on the importance of handwriting for writing. It is important to provide explicit and supplemental handwriting instruction in order to prevent writing difficulties in the primary grades.

Handwriting practice has diminished significantly over the several decades. Recently, more and more research indicates the importance of handwriting skills for literacy, working memory, orthographic processing and more. The Journal of Educational Psychology published research on the importance of handwriting for writing. Handwriting is very different from writing. In general, the act of handwriting involves […]

Kindergarten Teachers Need More Help for Handwriting Instruction

Kindergarten teachers and handwriting instruction - The teachers need more support in the area of handwriting instruction in the kindergarten classroom.

Do you get frustrated when you see young children have poor letter formation?  Does it bother you when teachers don’t take the time for handwriting instruction?  New research indicates that kindergarten teachers need more help for handwriting instruction.  They would agree that they need more support in the area of handwriting. Methodology of the Study […]

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Unicorn Fine Motor Activity

Are you looking for a cute, unicorn fine motor activity that is free? Well, look no further! This freebie includes the Color, Cut and Glue Unicorn Fine Motor Activity. You can download it at the bottom of the post.

Are you looking for a cute, unicorn fine motor activity that is free?  Well, look no further!  This freebie includes the Color, Cut and Glue Unicorn Fine Motor Activity.  You can download it at the bottom of the post. How to Complete the Unicorn Activity For preparation, all you have to do is print the […]

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School-Related Fine Motor Skills – Understanding the Components

School-Related Fine Motor Skills - Understanding the Components

When you search the internet, scour social media and review your textbooks, there are thousands of fine motor activities available to improve children’s fine motor skills.  It can become completely overwhelming just to decide what activity to choose to help a specific child.   It is important to understand the components of school-related fine motor skills.  Just […]

If Handwriting is Becoming Obsolete Why Do We Care?

If handwriting is becoming obsolete why do we care? We need to stop and ask, “why the frustration”? “what is stopping him/her from being able to do something that seems to us now, so automatic?

“Computer technology is going to replace handwriting”, we hear it all the time. Yet our children in school have to write and when they do they are often frustrated and resistive.    If handwriting is becoming obsolete why do we care? We need to stop and ask, “why the frustration”? “what is stopping him/her from being […]

Handwriting Legibility in Children

Even in this digital era, handwriting continues to be an important skill for children to master. When a student's handwriting is not legible, it can be a struggle for the student and the teacher. Pediatric Occupational Therapists, parents, and teachers can encourage handwriting practice, but sometimes it is hard to quantify whether the student is progressing. Therefore, the question is how do you measure handwriting legibility in children?

Even in this digital era, handwriting continues to be an important skill for children to master.  When a student’s handwriting is not legible, it can be a struggle for the student and the teacher.  Pediatric Occupational Therapists, parents, and teachers can encourage handwriting practice, but sometimes it is hard to quantify whether the student is […]

FREE Dinosaur Handwriting Practice Page

Did you know that research indicates that handwriting interventions without at least 20 minutes of handwriting practice are ineffective? Handwriting practice can become boring and a challenge to engage students. Here is a FREE dinosaur handwriting practice page to help motivate those dinosaur loving students.

Did you know that research indicates that handwriting interventions without at least 20 minutes of handwriting practice are ineffective?  Students need to actually practice the skill of handwriting and not for short periods of time.  And, let’s face it – it can become boring and a challenge to engage students to practice handwriting especially if it is […]

Evidence Based Benefits of Finger Writing

Most pediatric Occupational Therapists and teachers know the benefits of multisensory learning to help with cognition. Reading and Writing recently published an article specifically on the evidence-based benefits of finger writing with children.

Most pediatric Occupational Therapists and teachers know the benefits of multisensory learning to help with cognition.  Reading and Writing recently published an article specifically on the evidence-based benefits of finger writing with children. Methodology of the Study on the Evidence-Based Benefits of Finger Writing The researchers wanted to determine the effectiveness of a finger-writing intervention on […]

DIY Summer Bucket List Handwriting Freebie

Encourage children to enjoy all that summer has to offer and create a DIY summer bucket list.  A bucket list should include all the activities, games, crafts, etc. that the child would like to complete this summer.  There are no right or wrong answers.  Not only will this activity be fun, it will sneak in handwriting practice.  Children will be motivated to create a list of all the exciting things they would like to accomplish with this DIY summer bucket list handwriting freebie

DIY Summer Bucket List Handwriting Freebie It is hard to believe that summer is finally here!  Encourage children to enjoy all that summer has to offer and create a DIY summer bucket list.  A bucket list should include all the activities, games, crafts, etc. that the child would like to complete this summer.  There are […]