Handwriting-Help Activities

You may refer to this page for links and suggestions for helping your child with neatness in handwriting.

 

In the classroom I encourage a 'tripod' grip.  The thumb, index, and middle finger should form a triangle of support around the pencil, with the top of the pencil resting on the hand where the index finger meets the thumb.  I remind students that the "last 2 fingers should tuck in for a ride."

 

I found this page to have some fun and useful activities to help with handwriting.  I especially like the "Rainbow Letter Formation" and "Pencil Control Excercises."