These tips, by This Reading Mama, are helpful for preschool to kindergarten students, as they help build fine motor control and prompt students to engage in play using a writing utensil. This keeps writing fun and exciting, and helps them strengthen their grip around progressively smaller writing utensils.
This blog covers some of the most common problems with children's handwriting, and how to quickly and effectively solve things like compacted letters and words, and backwards letters which are all too common in an early childhood classroom.
Melissa Keller's blog on her experiences with her "Handwriting Club" help set guidelines for other teachers who have children in their class that are experiencing difficulties with their handwriting. This is a fun approach to extracurricular help for struggling children.
This New York Times "On Education" column is on the importance of legibility. The author discusses several instances where legibility is incredibly important, which can help teachers and students alike understand the necessity of proper handwriting technique.
My students absolutely love creating handwriting books! The stories, and pictures they create are fun and they love reading and presenting their work to the class. This prompts them to take their handwriting seriously, and take pride in their work.
This collection or handwriting worksheets are great for homework and classwork, and they are incredibly cute! Each worksheet is accompanied by a picture of an animal that corresponds to the first letter of the sound they make.
In this video, Denise Eide speaks about the multi-sensory aspects of teaching handwriting. This video will help teachers and parents prompt legible handwriting in their students. Denise also teaches rhythmic handwriting from her book "Uncovering the Logic of English."