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July 18th, 2007, 06:40 AM
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How do you help your kids with handwriting?

We are using Handwriting without tears for our handwriting curriculum and I love it. We used to use a Reason for Writing and my kids hated it. Handwriting without tears was designed by an occupational therapist and it is really good. Jeremy's handwriting has really improved from using it and it is not something he dreads doing.

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July 18th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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I will have to look into that.We have been using sidewalk chalk and wipe off boards ~they think its fun instead of a chore that way!
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July 18th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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Our school uses Handwriting Without Tears, too. The kids seem to respond well to it.
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July 18th, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I've never heard of it before, I just went to their website to check it out.

My daughter is 11, her handwriting leaves much to be desired. She holds her pencil very tightly and will keep erasing over and over. My neighbor thinks it's because she's left handed and needs to be re-taught how to make letters as a left handed person would. Since she is a lefty, she has offered to help her handwriting and have it as an "elective" at her home 2x/wk while I homeschool her this upcoming school year.

Does that make sense to anyone? Is she better off with my neighbor helping her or a specific handwriting course?
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July 19th, 2007, 06:27 AM
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I've never heard of it before, I just went to their website to check it out.

My daughter is 11, her handwriting leaves much to be desired. She holds her pencil very tightly and will keep erasing over and over. My neighbor thinks it's because she's left handed and needs to be re-taught how to make letters as a left handed person would. Since she is a lefty, she has offered to help her handwriting and have it as an "elective" at her home 2x/wk while I homeschool her this upcoming school year.

Does that make sense to anyone? Is she better off with my neighbor helping her or a specific handwriting course?[/b]
My dh is a leftie but my kids so far are all righties. Handwriting without tears has instructions in their books for lefties. I thought it was pretty cool. I think it wouldn't hurt to have a neighbor help but really I would only do that if you are comfortable with her.
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