Handwriting Teachers in the UK The art of handwriting must be taught and reinforced as much as possible, especially in the 21st century where phones, computers and Ipads are becoming such a common form of communication. It appears that we are at risk of losing the ability to write legibly and it is important for parents […]

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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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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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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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