Starting from scribbles, doodles, crayons then changes with pencil and then pen. Some kids love spending time with pen and paper but others hate it when it comes to cascade and topple. Parents mostly concentrate on verbal training to prepare their children for schools. Visual and verbal training get more importance in the learning process. Thus handwriting gets overlooked. The first blow comes from the teacher’s end when the teacher writes on your child’s copy in red- ‘Be neater’, ‘What is this?’ ‘Can’t read this’. Then the realization knocks you down that the writing portion is completely missed out. Oh my God! All of a sudden the leapfrog of tension starts running around your brain. Relax it’s not at all a big deal. Everyone can improve their handwriting.
Let’s be clear about handwriting’s working arena- While writing something our body and mind need to be multi-functional to perform the entire task together and right in the order on a paper. Few postures should be accurate to write something. Shoulder should be steady, wrist and elbow should move in the required way. Eyes will follow your every move of hand. Individual children have individual issue with their handwriting. Few kids have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD), in this case sitting still for long and focusing on the subject appears impossible to them, and they are always in hurry. They write things with fast moving thought, start asking question and find no way out to finish it. Apart from physical hazards lots of kids have writing worries. Being a sensible parent you have to cultivate your child’s problem and have to boost him/her to write decent.
5 easy processes to make your child’s writing quality better -
Get a good grip- Holding a pencil correctly helps writing better. The best way to grasp a pencil is holding it in place with thumb supported by your index and middle fingers.
Ruled papers, the best compatibles of good handwriting- Give your child a lined paper copy for writing. It can help the little one to form letters in right size and proportion. Only a ruled paper can generate the correct sense of space, size and alignment of the alphabet.
Aim to make a slow progress- People tend to erase more while they find their handwriting is messy. Try to hold the pencil gently. Make the mark on the paper all the way through.
Decrease the pressure- Some kids press down the pencil really hard while writing which is really against the smooth writing. Grip your pencil mildly. No need to break more pencil point.
Improve it playfully- Joy of writing can improve writing quality of your kid. Not necessarily it has to be any school work, make him/her play with colors. Ask him/her to draw any random images so that you can closely observe his/her every attitude and postures perfectly and rectify when required.
If after all these techniques if you find your child needs some extra attention you can always ask for help from a teacher or a therapist. There are some occupational therapies as well for improving handwriting. Addition of amusement can encourage the kid practice ever more. Always cheer the kid to perform better.