Handwriting

I teach handwriting with laminated charts!

It’s easy!

It’s quick!

And it works!

And it’s fun for kids too!

With these charts you can teach neat, correct handwriting in just a few days!  It is so much quicker than expensive programs, books or tedious worksheets. And better still, children begin to use their handwriting in a meaningful way within days!

How to begin?

  1. Download the handwriting charts.
  2. Print and laminate them for each child
  3. Use white board markers to practice writing
  4. Use the charts for reference when they do copywork
  5. Download and use the different lined pages below
  6. Apply handwriting skills with copywork pages

Go to the following pages ~

Print Handwriting Page

for print charts, teaching print step-by-step booklet and more!

Cursive Handwriting Page

for your cursive charts, teaching cursive step-by-step booklet, practice sheets and more!

Important Downloads ~

  • Handwriting Tips Booklet ~ A comprehensive 21 page booklet with pre-writing activities, physical games, therapy ideas and strategies for teaching handwriting.
  • Primary lines red&blue  ~ A simple lined page with red, blue and a dotted grey lines,  spaced for a size 30 font (really nice and large) and narrower lines for more advanced writing.

Handwriting Tools ~

  • Use white board markers on laminated charts, tiles or worksheets in plastic page protectors
  • Use the softest crayons you can find
  • Write on smooth paper
  • Write with short, fat pencils
  • Use pencil grips

(Read my post Getting to Grips with Handwriting)

Sitting Affects Handwriting ~

  • A child’s feet should rest on a flat surface if they cannot reach the ground.  Use a small bench, wooden box, telephone directories or ledge if the child’s feet are “floating”.  Tie a thera-band/ stretch band/ elastic exercise band (even a pantyhose?) to the 2 front chair legs so that the child can rest and swing his feet on this.

                                                                        Therapy band foot rest

  • The child should sit high enough to have elbows bend at 90 degrees and lie level with the table.  Place flat cushions on the seat to reach the correct height.

Booster cushions and feet supported

I hope these tips help!  :)

You are welcome to download these pages for your own personal use.   I humbly ask that you please share the link back to my site rather than give the files away.  And of course, none of these pages are for you to sell!

I’d love to hear from you ~  if you have enjoyed a download, need advice or just wish to contact me, please feel free to write a private email in the contact form on About Me.

Blessings,

31 thoughts on “Handwriting

  1. Hi there :)
    Just wanted to thank you for all the fabulous resources I have found on your blog today – especially the Little House on the Prairie 3d cabin!
    Blessings to you and your family,
    Lusi x

  2. A great big THANK YOU for all of your informative pages, loads of goodies!!!

    I hs 7 kids, (no time), so I check your website EVERY DAY for more compilations of work!

    I can’t mention how many things I have downloaded and enjoyed, but I especially like the art periods.

    Bless you!!!!

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  8. All the computer handwriting fonts do not match the handwriting chart. Is there a font that has the correct r,s,p,q,B,C, ect.

    • @Tracy, cursive styles differ from country to country and I’m not sure to which fonts and handwriting style you refer. As I explained in previous posts and comments, the charts I use were the official South African school style and there does not seem to be any official fonts commercially available. I just make use of the best match and we adjust some letters.

  9. I’m using this to teach an 18 year old because they have stopped teaching this in school. I think it’s wonderful that you share this with people so that we have a resource for this information. Cursive writing is becoming a lost art form.

  10. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this brilliant blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed
    to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk
    about this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

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  13. This brings back so many happy memories… :) I grew up in South Africa and this was how we learnt our handwriting. I currently live in Portugal and my 6 year old is learning cursive handwriting, so I thought about teaching him the way I was taught and came across your blog. LOVELY! Thank you so much for this. Take care! <3 :)

  14. hi,
    don’t know if I was doing something wrong but was printing out the templates for print with arrows and had to fiddle with the computer’s printing set-up margins, ect. So just wanted to put that out. After printing 4 times I finally printed out the correct template on legal paper but it didn’t fit it all on just one sheet. Had to print the x-y-z on a second legal sheet.

  15. G’day Nadene,

    I am really glad i stumbled across your website!
    I wasn’t really sure at what age to introduce my lil one to cursive writing, how to go about it, etc.. and found all the answers to my queries here!
    The primary lines (red & blue).. took me back in the good ol’ days… :)

    Thank you so much!
    Regards,
    Priya

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