Parents-Please do not teach your child to how to write. I’m begging you. Please don’t…unless you are willing to do the following:
- Find out which handwriting method is used in your school district.
- Get a copy of the handwriting instructions for that method.
- Follow the instructions!
- Teach your child a correct and comfortable handgrip.
- Use the right paper- plain for the first six months of instruction, then lined.
It is so frustrating and time-consuming to teach a child to write correctly if they have spent two years learning the wrong way! Many parents teach their children to write only capital letters. Others teach them to write with unnecessary loops and swirls. And children who are simply given those cute tracing books that are available everywhere can come up with a dozen different, and very wrong, ways to trace the letters!
So please, either make the effort to teach handwriting correctly, or let your child’s teacher do it.