A Versitile App

Eden tells me that she bought the app, Letters Make Words, to help her write when using a stylus on her iPad. I designed the app for young, beginning writers, and never thought that it might help adults as well.AppIcon

 

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New & Improved!

This is a great endorsement! It’s more to the point than the usual. It goes beyond just improving or changing letter formations, and shows the purpose, the workplace environment with efficient note-taking.DAKnew

 

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An Advocate for Italic

More and more Kitty Burns Florey speaks out about the value of italic. She believes it should be taught to all children in all schools. If taught well it evolves into a personal hand. Some may want to perfect its looks, and some may just want a workhorse handwriting. Not all joins need to be made, and some may get added. And so it should be.

It’s so easy to teach the simple basic letters to the young.

Florey wrote Script and Scribble and it’s still a good seller. To get a glimpse of her views, you might read her article for the Huffington Post: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kitty-burns-florey/handwriting-book_b_3998345.html

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Playful Activity for Good Pencil Hold

Tissue & squirrel

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A Small Video

This small video is not mine. It has  a LARGE message:

It is my great good fortune that Dr. Sassoon is both a friend and a valued mentor.

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A New Video

Handwriting for Children: Developing Motor Memory

http://youtu.be/Od7PGzEHbu0

It would help older persons who are improving their handwriting. It’s all about learning the feel of your hand and pen as it travels through letters to achieve the look of the writing.

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An Exceptional Testimonial

http://www.opinionatedbastard.com/2013/08/you-can-fix-your-handwriting-in-4-hours/

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Paper Placement

A recent blog came my way about children with left-hand dominance being forced to use their right hand. I hope this is not a practice in the United States, but the article reminded me of a related problem.

Teachers are generally in elementary classrooms with no prior preparation to  teach handwriting. They place paper on desks straight up, directly in front of each child and parallel to their desks.

Right-handers manage better than left-handers, although paper should be placed to their right and slanted a little. Left-handers do not do so well. Too often they hook their wrists to accommodate paper placement that should have been placed to the left and tilted. The child should be able to sit straight and be able to see the writing without twisting the wrist. He or she would then be pulling downstrokes toward the elbow with no danger of smudging the writing or a drawing.

Also, please see Left-Handed Flop Drop

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More Tips to Fix Your Handwriting

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A Brief History of Handwriting

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