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Improving Your Child's Handwriting

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Good handwriting is always treasured, whereas bad handwriting is always frowned upon. When a child works towards developing good handwriting skills, penmanship becomes smoother in the later stages of their lives. Once they develop a good handwriting, even a scrawl would look neat, legible and stylish. To develop a good handwriting, it is important for your child to learn the basic techniques during his school years. He should pay complete attention to learning and producing every slant of the letters with as much sincerity as possible.

The age between 3 and 8 years is the best time to help your child develop a good handwriting. Practising cursive writing is highly recommended for children at the preschool and primary levels of schooling. To help your child make the transition from block-letter writing to cursive writing, you can buy him a handwriting book that has dotted lines to first practise on, before moving on to writing without support.

While your child is practising handwriting skills, you should also pay attention to some other important aspects such as proper pencil grip and the right kind of pen or pencil he should use. Once he has had sufficient practice with a pencil, you can introduce him to fountain pens, followed by gel pens. Fountain pens and gel pens help in the development of good handwriting. Ball pens can be introduced much later, when they have already formed their handwriting.

Even though handwriting doesn’t have any direct relationship with core academic skills, it does help to have a neat handwriting to be able to please teachers and examiners and make their life easier. Good handwriting skills do matter when submitting assignments and exam papers.

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