Category Archives: Posture

Something to Look for in Cursive

No, not cursive italic! I refer to the cursive that is in danger of disuse. Recently I saw an image online of conventional cursive that was intended to demonstrate its value. A flaw came to my attention that said problem! … Continue reading

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Kindergarten and Thereafter

Recently I observed a half hour Kindergarten handwriting class. It was exceptional! It was all about hand and finger strengthening and finger positioning as it applies to holding a writing tool. No letters. No numbers. Each child had a pre-writing … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

Posted in All ages, cursive, Directional Movement, Education, Older Students & Adults, Pen/Pencil Hold, Physical comfort, Posture | 3 Comments |
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Why Cursive Doesn’t Work

Advocates of the cursive that joins all lowercase letters within words say it helps fine motor skills. That’s not what I see in recent media images of children practicing their cursive, some even winners of handwriting contests! Students are hunched … Continue reading

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