We all know what untidy, illegible handwriting looks like. The quality of fine motor skills and pencil control are on the decline in our techno age where pre-schoolers are pointing and swiping, rather than engaging in the manipulative skills required for developing the hand muscles essential for controlling a pencil. Occupational Therapist, Bunty McDougall, from The Happy Handwriter has laid out 8 steps to follow for developing pencil control for handwriting.
Want to work on these muscle groups? If your child is still young and yet to master cutting, this is one of the critical foundational skills on which to focus. To develop these skills, take a look at Learn to Cut which will guide you through this process. For children who have already mastered cutting , take a look at the Fine Motor Fun kit which is a kit of specifically designed and selected activities to focus on each of these components we have focused on above.