I teach handwriting with laminated charts! It’s easy!  It’s quick!  And it works!  And it’s fun for kids too!

With these handwriting 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!

Print Handwriting


 Cursive Handwriting


How to begin?

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

Purchase these comprehensive Handwriting eBooks on my Packages page~

Handwriting Tips Booklet $5.00 / ZAR5.00

Handwriting Tips Booklet   

  • A 20-page E-book includes helpful pre-writing activities, exercises & games.
  • How to build up your child’s gross motor strength.
  • How to develop fine motor control.
  • How to develop their spatial awareness.
  • Important guidelines to promote correct posture and pencil grip for maximum control and minimum stress while learning to write.
  • My print and cursive handwriting charts and arrow chart are included.

Teaching Print step-by-step  

  • A 16-page booklet filled with practical advice.
  • Clear examples and illustrations and charts.
  • Step-by-step instructions on how and where to place letters and how to form each print letter.
  • Junior primary school teachers’ tips
  • Simple lower case and upper case print handwriting charts with spacing starting points, arrows, and spacing guidelines,
  • Great for new homeschoolers!

Teaching Cursive step-by-step 

  • A17-page booklet filled with step-by-step descriptions of where to place letters and how to form cursive letters.
  • Practical letter line placement hints and tips.
  • Clear numbered dots for the start, end, linking stroke lines as well as angle and slant guidelines.
  • Cursive lower case & upper case charts, practice pages for joining upper-case & lower case cursive letters.
  • Within weeks your child will be able to do full copywork, practising their cursive handwriting in a meaningful way!

Handwriting Extras

AnArrow Chart cover excellent tool to reinforce directions and spatial awareness.

This download explains the skills are essential to help a child distinguish letter shapes, positions and directions.  Several short, fun activities are included.

An extremely effective remedial aid for any child who reverses or confuses b, d, p, and q!  With just a few short sessions they will thoroughly enjoy themselves while improving their directionality!

Posture and Seating

Therapy band footrest

Booster cushions and feet supported

Practice regular handwriting with copywork – pop over to my Copywork Pages

Handwriting Tips & Posts

Fonts on your computer and font-related posts

Physical Skills & Techniques for Handwriting

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

Blessings, Nadene

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39 thoughts on “Handwriting

  1. I’m in search of print and cursive fonts that are lined. Any ideas where to get them? The fonts I found have different letter formations to what I want to teach my beginning writing children.


  2. Thank you very much! Your posts about the cursive handwriting help me a lot! I have a question though, what is the suitable pen for cursive writing to the beginner age ranging from 17-19? Thank you again!


    • @Shaff, thank you for your comment. Any smooth-flowing pen is fine. It is a personal preference – some people like a gel pen, some prefer a fine line, others look for a comfotable pen to hold. Just try out a few and see which is best for you.


  3. Nadine, I wanted to let you know that the link to cursive handwriting charts is broken. Thank you so much for making all this wonderful content available for free. What a blessing!


  4. It is a lot harder to teach cursive than I would have thought! My two older kids were still in public school when this was taught. Now for my youngest! Oh dear! Boys are so different! Thanks for this wonderful website!


  5. 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!


  6. 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.


  7. 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! ❤ 🙂


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  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!


  11. 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.


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  17. 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!!!!


  18. 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


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