Posts Tagged ‘Fine motor skills’

Has your little one started reception year? Tips to help children with handwriting

Oct 20 2022
child practising handwriting

Has your little one started reception year? Want to help them with handwriting?  If you’re keen for your kids to have the fine motor skills required to take cursive handwriting in their stride, one way to help them is to have them draw circles. 

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What is the ‘Write’ way for our children?

Nov 22 2020

The other day, my neighbour stopped to chat and introduced me to her 4-year-old granddaughter. Before I could say hello, she said proudly that she can count to 100 and write her name.  This is not unusual and resonant of a growing pattern where adults seem to feel it is important to want their children to be able to read and write almost before they can speak.

So, what has prompted this urge?  Do we need children to be able to sign their names by the age of three? Do they have their own chequebooks?  I suspect it is part of our modern urge to teach children complex concepts far too early.

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