Why cursive handwriting matters? With computers emerging as the primary source for writing, many teachers feel teaching cursive writing is not necessary and is outdated. A large majority of teachers have come to believe the time would be better spent teaching keyboard skills. Many students and parents, however, believe that teaching cursive writing is still very […]

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  What is a pen licence? A pen licence is a formal recognition by a class teacher which grants permission to their pupil to use a pen once their handwriting is regarded as being of a good standard. Teachers believe that a child needs to reach a certain standard of pencil writing before being allowed […]

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  Being a qualified Occupational Therapist and working as a Dyslexia specialist with children experiencing specific learning disabilities, I found myself searching for a solution to the issue of messy handwriting. I work with children with Dyslexia and understand that handwriting struggles can be a significant concern for children, parents and teachers alike.  Handwriting difficulties can […]

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Does your child need a handwriting tutor?   by  Anna Maxted 13 APRIL 2017 • 7:00AM A flick through the writing book of my 10-year old renders me slate-faced for the duration of parents’ evening. His ‘penmanship’ – though it takes gall to call it that – is so appalling, it feels like a bad joke. His […]

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              Poor handwriting may lead to anxiety & low-self esteem A study in 2014, found that anxiety is one of the most common causes of distress in children and young people in the classroom, affecting as many as one in five primary school children. (Anxiety UK, A Guide for Parents […]

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There are many advantage of using the Magic Link Handwriting Programme for home educated pupils. Many parents choose to teach their children at home instead of enrolling them and making them study within the formal setting of a public or private school. The Magic Link Handwriting Programme is extremely compatible with those pupils who are […]

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What is an entry stroke? The skill of handwriting is difficult and I believe that the ‘entry stroke’ is difficult to form, unnecessary and should be abolished! An entry stroke is also known as the ‘lead- in’, ‘initial flick’, ‘entry flick’, ‘in stroke’ ‘whoosh-in’ or ‘continuous cursive’.  This is the aspect of a font, encouraged […]

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People often ask me whether I am able to improve handwriting. The simple is yes- with the help of a few key ingredients, Having great handwriting is essential for so many reasons, whether it’s a matter of self-esteem and confidence, or simply scoring a high mark in your upcoming exam! By following The Magic Link […]

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Good handwriting should be a component of school education. Currently, there is a clash between dependence on technology for assignments, and the requirement to write by hand in exams. We must always bear in mind that good handwriting is crucial to exam success. When it comes to learning new skills, the brain is adaptive; new […]

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 Improve Letter Formation by using a triangular pencil. If you want to improve letter formation the first requirement is a triangular-shaped pencil. A pencil is not just a pencil. It’s a writing tool that can make it harder or easier to write. When you practice handwriting it is very important that you use a triangular pencil. It […]

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