Monthly Archives: September 2010

Handwriting Morphs to Math

It is important that children think of handwriting as part of everything they do when writing instruments are in their hands. You may think, “Well, of course!” But sometimes it seems as though good handwriting practice is relegated to isolated … Continue reading

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THUMBS & FINGERS

Too often children have a tense or awkward hold on writing tools. For some playful ideas to get a good “hold” on the matter, go to the September third post and the heading HANDS AND FINGERS. I am always looking … Continue reading

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Teach Your Pen to Dance

“The dance of the pen” is a quote often used to refer to handwriting that flows. The essence of most dance is flowing, rhythmic movement. Of course there are dances that emphasize fitful, angular movements for special effects, but for … Continue reading

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Big Numbers for Little Learners

Here are the numerals. But they are they out of order! There’s a reason. Of course you will present them from 0-9, but try them this way also. In each group the strokes move in the same direction. Strokes that … Continue reading

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The Tiger Lesson

Even if you don’t use Barchowsky Fluent Handwriting, this page could be fun for handwriting practice. The warmup patterns to the right of the tiger are good for any method of writing. Trace them; then write them on the rest … Continue reading

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A homeschooling magazine, The Link, carries two articles on handwriting, one by me. See pages 17 and 20 at http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=31044 Soon to come: short lessons for young children.

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