OT Resource/Activities of the Week: 55 Ways to Make Handwriting Practice FUN for Kids
During my 15+ years as an educator (wow, has it really been that long?!) I have had the privilege of teaching various grades from 3yr olds at the preschool thru 3rd grade. I’ve seen lots of bad handwriting habits in that time. Why? Many children feel that handwriting practice is a chore, an unwanted burden and something they dislike spending time on. With all the technology and electronic devices we have today, it almost seems like handwriting is becoming irrelevant. To me, it isn’t.
The ability to write takes fine motor development and increased control over a child’s small motor movements. These are important skills to develop in children. Yet, I feel that less and less time is being spent on teaching children how to properly form letters and write.
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