Young kids may not have mastered all of the skills they need for handwriting. Some kids take longer to develop these skills than others. And that’s OK.
If kids continue to have trouble with writing letters or words, they may be struggling with
fine motor skills
. These are skills that help us make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists. In other cases, poor handwriting can happen because kids are rushing through assignments.
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messy handwriting in kids