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how to improve handwriting

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:03 pm
by firsttimemum

What is 5 years old's handwriting like? my daughter's handwriting is quite bad (shouldn't say that as a parent), school doesn't seem to push it as well... I bought her many handwriting books to practice but she is not into it. She likes to use iPad more than pen, which is a worry.

I also noticed that in her class, 80% of the kids don't know how to hold the pen properly. However when it comes to electronic devices, they are way better than me :)

Am I the only one who has the concern these days?

Re: how to improve handwriting

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:52 pm
by Rodni12
Yes, the same problem was, but by the age of 10 it was corrected

Re: how to improve handwriting

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:20 pm
by Lorina
My daughter was the same - but we got her to practice and she has improved tremendously over the past few months. I would suggest don't make it a chore as in the end, it will turn into something that the hate practising. You can incorporate it into games at home for example that will encourage them to write - for example, you could play word bingo (get them to write 5 animals to use in the game) - story writing - writing letters to family members - creating cards to give to friends - writing the shopping list - these are ways you can incorporate your child to practice writing without forcing them to do it. They say practice makes perfect - that's right - the more the child practices the better it will become.


Re: how to improve handwriting

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:56 pm
by AmberP
My handwriting developed in high school, and my older son already writes well. He is very attentive, neat. I bought him writing books when he didn't go to school, he liked to write letters. He needs practice.

Re: how to improve handwriting

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:24 pm
by AureaRea
I remember improving my handwriting back then with some practice. I hope kids today will also do that. Yes, I agree that children nowadays just tend to choose iPads over pens nowadays. I think that will be a problem lately, now that everyone's homeschooled. Back in our days, I was able to improve mine because of all the notes that needed to be written on our notebooks in school. LOL. Good old days. Just make your child write more, even though it's more difficult than typing.