Got Touch Screen?

What a great way to train fingers for handwriting! Many apps for  touch screens encourage us to move around the screen with the index finger.

Sadly, the thumb dominates in much of our electronic world. It may well contribute to some really bad pencil holds. The thumb wraps around fingers and the palm is closed. The pencil is clenched in a fist-like hold.

There are lots of alphabet apps for young children, but choose wisely. If letters or numbers are shown, be sure stroke directions and sequences are included. Most important, they should comply with the characters that are in the program you use for handwriting instruction.

Then there are drawing apps that might help adults as well as children. It will usually come naturally to draw or write with the index finger on a screen, and the hand will probably be relaxed. A child will have fun if you show or demonstrate a letter or word, then let the child write it on a screen.

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2 Responses to Got Touch Screen?

  1. Rodrigo Gutierrez says:

    Im a Doctor, my handwriting is desastros, I need your help, tell me how I can doit. I am from Bogota Colombia South America and I my native language is Spanish. How I can get the programa at all and what are going to be the prices to be sended to my country



    • BFH Handwriting says:

      Thank you so much for your interest! You can order Fix It…Write on-line for $19.95 + $18.00 shipping, a total of $37.95. I helped another doctor in a short month (see Accolades in my web site). Although the book is in English, you should have no trouble using it.

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