Category Archives: Directional Movement

Always Something New to Learn!

I relearned something! I say relearned because several years ago Dr. Rosemary Sassoon, a renowned handwriting expert and author of numerous books on the subject, told me, “Don’t trace.” Sounded good, but how to teach children to write without a … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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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Tips to Fix Your Handwriting

Just posted to YouTube: Tips to Fix Your Handwriting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_F7FqCe6To More videos are in the works that I hope will be helpful.

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We Are Always Learning

I am beginning to grasp a piece of the controversy that is driving manuscript, or cursive, or keyboard instruction in schools. I am a self-taught italic handwriting instructor. I still work with italic because I believe in the success of … Continue reading

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Reading and/or Handwriting

The letters at the top teach handwriting recognition. But do they teach the fingers and hands to form the letters? If a child has a good look at the letters below, finger traces them, and then closes the eyes and … Continue reading

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Calligram II

A new idea for a calligram: Write a thank you note, but write it as a picture of the gift!

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The Left-Handed Flop Drop

Some left-handed writers (even a few right-handers) have a hooked wrist when they write. It may simply be caused by the way they were told to position their paper. Left-handers hook so they can see what they are writing. The … Continue reading

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Big Letters—Little Letters

Big Letters—Little Letters Which to teach first? Some say uppercase because they are simpler, but are they? Others say lowercase because we use them the most. Have a look at history. In Roman times uppercase letters were carved on monuments. … Continue reading

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