1. The Magic Link Handwriting Programme can be used in both primary and secondary schools. This programme can be integrated into the school curriculum so the whole school can learn neat, cursive, joined-up handwriting. The non joined-up programme is for 5-year-olds, in year 1 and the cursive(joined-up) programme is for 6 – 18 years.
2. The programme can be used for a whole class as it can be incorporated as part of a classroom activity. Alternatively, it can be used with small groups of children, or individually with pupils who are finding particular difficulty with the letter and word formation. It is perfect for pupils of all ages including those in primary schools as well as secondary schools.
3. The programme can be used with small handwriting intervention groups within the classroom or as specific tutorial lessons.
4. No teacher training is required; teachers, special educational needs coordinator (SENcos) or teaching assistants are simply required to supervise the children to ensure that the pupils are following the steps correctly. This makes the programme very easy to use as there is little scope for error.
5. The Magic Link font makes learning how to write correctly a simple and achievable task. There are no confusing lead-in (entry) strokes. This font has been designed to promote speed and result in smooth, flowing joined-up handwriting.
6. The Magic Link Programme incorporates a multi-sensory approach. The lively music, auditory instructions and visual tips are clearly presented and makes learning fun and interesting.
7. The bright, worksheets use clear colour -coding and each vowel has its own colour. This is a motivator, which also improves reading and spelling.
8. The Magic Link Handwriting Programme is perfect for all pupils including those who suffer from dyslexia, dyspraxia, have Asperger’s syndrome, hypermobile or who are simply left-handed. All pupils follow the pre-recorded video lessons to learn the correct formation of letters, words and sentences.
9. This highly structured programme starts at the basic level and progresses through vowels and vowel combinations. All pupils are fully aware from the start, that at the end of 30 steps they will achieve neat, cursive writing.
10. For primary school children, there is a “Certificate of Achievement” which provides an extra motivator. This can be given at the end of the programme or awarded in assembly.