Are your students struggling with their handwriting? If so, we totally get it! After all, neat handwriting plays a crucial role improves fine motor skills.
Also, legible writing has a strong influence on how the reader perceives the writing and the writer feels about themselves. So, your student’s handwriting will be a crucial factor when their teachers grade their papers and they participate in testing.
The thing is that when children learn to write for the first time, whether in manuscript or cursive, it takes a lot of practice until letter formation comes naturally to them.
It’s the same with neat handwriting, which is something that does not come naturally and is a talent that one must learn.
So, what’s the solution? Mastering neat handwriting with Channie’s Visual Color-Coded Blocks!
Teaching a child how to write in neatly might even be considered a low priority for many educators, as handwriting becomes more obsolete with the onset of technology.
However, learning how to write in neatly is a fine motor skill which can benefit children later in life and has even been found to help with higher test scores.
As for how to start, begin by teaching them to construct proper patterns. Sounds time-consuming?
Well, not all handwriting practice has to be time-consuming or difficult. To help your youngsters learn, we’ve compiled a list of smart tools that will help your students reach their best penmanship and best potential:
Tools For Handwriting Success
#1 Workbooks For Handwriting
Neat handwriting is a skill, which means your students will acquire it through a lot of practice by implementing a proper plan. A handwriting workbook will act as a bow in the quiver when your child is working on their handwriting.
These workbooks generally consist of models of all the essential strokes and letters, proper writing lines, and tracing models, which makes it better than writing a letter on a blank sheet of paper over and again.
Channie’s handwriting workbooks consist of three color-coded clocks for each letter. Your students will use these blocks as a guide to correctly make the same size letter over and over. This method of constructing and learning a letter consistently will train the brain for size, formation, and recognition. Once a child has mastered this letter and number formation it will easily translate on to traditional lined paper.
#2 Pencil Grippers
Pencil grippers are another essential handwriting tool. They come in various colors and forms, and they can help children learn how to hold a pencil correctly.
Many children struggle at holding the pencils correctly, which develops into pain over some time due to improper grips. This is why getting your child a pencil gripper becomes a must in such cases.
Simply fit the pencil gripper onto a pencil and instruct your child where to place their fingers. They assist children in holding their pencils correctly, which otherwise may be difficult, painful, and stressful.
#3 Projected Alphabets & Numbers
An projected alphabet or number depicts proper letter and number creation stroke by stroke. It is a fun and easy way to make children learn how to write the alphabet.
We suggest using our Easy Peasy Alphabet or other grade appropriate workbook projected on whiteboard and allow students to practice.
You may also pause and resume the letter to highlight a certain fundamental stroke or where the letter comes into contact with the writing lines.
Overall, the interactive component of projected alphabets enables students to trace and write the letter by themselves.
#4 Additional Dry-Erase Resources
Using Channie’s Dry-Erase resources is an excellent way to learn the alphabet and numbers.
The great thing about them is that the kids can practice writing over it as often as they wish.
These are wonderful resources for extra center work, intervention, or adding a fun element to learning.
Our dry-erase flash cards have several different options available: Jumbo/medium size blocks for letters & numbers, Sight Words, Spanish/English, Cursive, an beginning Math & numbers.
#5 Channie’s Visual Alphabet iPad App
Channie’s Visual Alphabet APP is a fun app for youngsters as it teaches them how to write their uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers on an iPad.
While using a stylist or their finger children learn to Trace and then practice writing. Children will acquire all this information while developing necessary fine motor skills.
This excellent handwriting training provides kids with a headstart when they start school.
Over To You
As we can see, there are multiple ways for you to help your student’s write better.
It is noteworthy that these tools will not only help your student’s handwriting look better, but also increase their writing speed, and their confidence in learning.
All of these aspects are equally crucial to getting your students ready to receive an education and have a solid foundation for learning.
However, using a workbook is a must since they are, without any doubt, the most realistic tools to learn and practice neat handwriting.
All it takes is the correct amount of practice and zeal, and soon, your students will gain mastery over beautiful handwriting.
After all, best handwriting practices are often a mix of the right tools, guidance, and a lot of practice.
Provide your students and your teachers with Channie’s Resources to guarantee success in the classroom!