Babers handwriting also terrible
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I'm freaking out coz of my gal's handwriting and I was wondering if any mummies have any methods to correct their horrible handwriting???
Besides practising writing daily, any other methods??
Babers handwriting also terrible
i guess just have to let them keep practising.. practise make perfect! n make sure they write on the line or in the box.. i tink sooner or later, their handwriting will be better..
baObei~~~ask her to practice writing JOLIN TSAI....sure will turn out beta wahhahahhah`~~~~
kidddin only please dont *Bish* me wahahhahah`~~~
You should correct them ASAP before it becomes a BAD HABIT that is hard to correct.
Go to Popular and buy those triple line exercise books. Practise using those. The lines will help them distinguish between capital letters and small letters better.
There are also penmanship books you can buy.
Today, I nearly strangled her. She "forgotten" how to write small letter 'd,f,q'... :x Blood boils!!! Grrrrrr....... I made her sit and write from 3pm-5pm coz of that.
But yet the funny thing is, she can finish her assessment books w/o asking me & w correct answers. Was thinking back, when I was younger, I wasn't like that!!! Kill me!!!
what's penmanship books?
There are a few different types of penmanship books:
1. Dotted lines for tracing
2. Blank lines with examples for you to copy
3. Cursive handwriting
At 4-5yo, they should be copying onto blank lines. If you find that the handwriting is so terrible that you can't read clearly, get dotted lines for them to practise. Another form of practise is to for muscle/hand control. Buy those books that join the dots for her to draw. It trains up the control of her hand & will allow her to write better.
Pls bear in mind that most kids in Nursery have messy handwriting, ie they are still working out spatial & fine motor difficulties.
At this point (August), some kids in K1 may "struggle" with switching btw upper & lower case when printing words. By end of K2, most kids will be able to write decently as they now have enough practice.
So you dont't have the time or patience, just let the teachers do the drilling...
Caveat : Clear-cut cases for referral/occupational therapy at Kandang Kerbau Hospital - clumsy child (needs help in feeding, dressing & many games) or unstable child (keeps falling off the chair). Age: 5.5-6.5 yo.
Try playing with small toys that require more motor skills with her to build up her skills first. It could also be the way she's holding the pencil?
So far the 'best' method that I've used is to make them trace those ABC worksheets (I print free ones online). Even my students who are P5/P6 with atrocious handwriting have to do it. Handwriting does improve after tracing all the alphabet worksheets.
I can't let her do the tracing coz to her, she treats tracing as ART. and she will write in all sorts of way like how you do ART.. So currently, just writing on blank straight line.