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emerging as the primary source for writing, many teachers feel teaching cursive writing is not necessary and is outdated.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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Why is good handwriting crucial? Handwriting is an essential skill for both children and adults and the importance of handwriting must never be underestimated. Children, students, teachers, lecturers, parents feel happy, confident and inspired by good handwriting skills and listed below are 10 reasons why good handwriting is the crucial?   1.Handwriting activates the brain […]

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Studies have shown that older schoolchildren handwrite almost 50% of the time and younger children handwrite almost 90 % of the time so good handwriting is crucial! During a school day, children write in workbooks, make notes, fill in worksheets, write exam papers, write down their homework and also write texts. Handwriting is an integral […]

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What is Dysgraphia? In order to understand how to help children with dysgraphia, we must understand what dysgraphia is. Dysgraphia, according to the Oxford English dictionary, is a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that does not affect general intelligence. Wikipedia describes […]

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Handwriting guru is on a mission – feature in the Ham and High – Family & Education Lee Dein of Magic Link is determined to transform the handwriting skills of kids in primary and secondary schools. A mother-of-four is on a mission to transform the handwriting skills of schoolchildren.  Lee Dein, who has been helping […]

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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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School handwriting skills cause concern in Oxfordshire schoolchildren Oxfordshire’s schoolchildren are falling behind with handwriting, according to county council report. It says Oxfordshire is in the bottom quarter of all local authorities for writing at Key Stage 2. A total of 68% of pupils met the expected standard, compared with 73% in England. The county […]

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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 […]

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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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Handwriting is an important and often overlooked communication skill.   Having been qualified for more than 30 years as a SLT and dyslexia teacher I remain astonished that the skill of handwriting is neither taught nor even mentioned in speech and language therapy training. Teachers themselves are not, in the main, taught how to teach […]

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Sunday 21 February, 2016 THE JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE   Finding a cure for Poor Penmanship By Nadine Wojakovski, February 18, 2016 After teacher Lee Dein had seen hundreds of children of all ages struggle to write legibly, she felt compelled to seek a “cure” for bad handwriting once and for all. And she did. She […]

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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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