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emerging as the primary source for writing, many teachers feel teaching cursive writing is not necessary and is outdated.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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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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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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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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