Tag Archives: Handwriting

National Handwriting Day is Coming Up!

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. Here are some great activities compiled from around the internet to help you celebrate with your students: John Hancock Fact Sheet on Handwriting Without Tears 5 Activities for National Handwriting Day from Your Therapy … Continue reading


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OT Corner: How to Use a Timer to Help with Letter Formation

[Source:  Sugar Aunts] This super easy handwriting trick is one that can be done right now.  Pick up your phone, turn on the timer app and start practicing handwriting.  Using a timer to help with letter formation is one way … Continue reading


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Pencil Grasp, Legibility and Muscle Activation

[Source: Your Therapy Source] A recent study was published on pencil grasp, legibility and muscle activation. The researchers evaluated differences in the handwriting characteristics of thirty-four 18-22-year-old subjects when using the four primary handwriting grip styles: dynamic quadrupod, dynamic tripod, … Continue reading


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Halloween Bat Dice Drawing

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Here is a simple game that requires paper, pencil and one die.  Player one rolls a die. To start your drawing you must roll a #1. When you roll the #1, you can draw the first … Continue reading


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OT Corner: 5 Evidence Based Factors That Affect Handwriting Speed

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Written output performance in the classroom is associated with handwriting speed.  If the child can not write with an appropriate speed it can be difficult to manage classroom assignments in a timely manner throughout the school … Continue reading


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