Monthly Archives: April 2012


Beware research! I know of some handwriting programs that refer to research to substantiate their programs. The problem is twofold. First, I know of research to determine the effect of handwriting instruction on the cognition of young children, the difference … Continue reading

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Marion Richardson, Her life and her contribution to handwriting, by Dr. Rosemary Sassoon is one that I highly recommend to anyone interested in handwriting. Richardson, 1892-1947, was a dedicated instructor of handwriting. She believed that a  model alphabet is needed … Continue reading

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Scribbling is a key factor in pre-writing. Watch! Watch a child’s completely independent marks for clues as to how the hand moves to create images. Independent means that the child voluntarily picks up anything that will make a mark. Paper … Continue reading

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