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Pencil Grip August 12, 2012

Filed under: Handwriting — Bethany Arsenault @ 5:32 am

How to hold a pencil correctly:

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Put the pencil on the bending middle finger between the joint part of the thumb and forefinger.

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Have your child grip the pencil with thumb and forefinger.
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Check the way your child is holding the pencil against the picture.
Make sure your child doesn’t have a tense grip holding the pencil. Use a break to relax by shaking the hands, make drawings into the air or rolling a piece of clay inside the hands.Is the pencil grip too tight? The three fingers should gently grip the pencil. Use a break to relax by shaking the hands, make drawings into the air or rolling a piece of clay inside the hands.

Regular Practice. Practice daily if possible, keeping the lessons short. Add coloring or drawing instructions to your pre-writing practice.

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Handwriting Videos August 6, 2012

Filed under: Handwriting — Bethany Arsenault @ 9:39 pm

Here is a great video explaining the teaching order for Handwriting Without Tears:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJjPa35YyoY

Learn about the “starting corner”, “frog jump capitals”, and more!

 

Handwriting Videos! October 21, 2011

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Handwriting — Bethany Arsenault @ 9:00 pm

Making Numbers!!!

This video shows how we make numbers using the Handwriting Without Tears Program:

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Making Letters!!!

This video shows how we make “Frog Jump Capitals”

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Handwriting with a Spider! August 1, 2008

Filed under: Handwriting — Bethany Arsenault @ 6:20 pm

This website has a fun little spider that shows you how to write the letters of the alphabet. 

(Click the spider to visit the site)

 

 
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