Tools to Help With Handwriting
Does your child struggle with handwriting? These tools can help her build the fine motor skills needed for writing by hand.
- If your child doesn’t leave enough space in between words when she writes, try the “spacekid.” Follow the instructions in the download to help your child create one.
- Bold line paper can help your child practice staying in the lines when writing by hand. Remind her that smaller letters, like the lowercase c, or the loop of a b, should fit between the bottom and middle lines.
- Textured line paper can give your child even more support. To make it, print out the bold line paper. Then trace the top and bottom lines on the paper with fabric paint or glue. Once it dries, your child’s pencil will “bump” into the lines as she writes.
- Tracing shapes and maze-like paths can help your child develop fine motor control. Print out these sheets to give your child practice. You can use them over and over if you put the printed pages in plastic page protectors and have your child use a dry-erase marker to trace.
You can also reach out to your child’s school or occupational therapist for more support and exercises to help with handwriting.