Handwriting: Body, Mind and Hand Working as One

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How to Improve Your Child’s Handwriting Skills: Part 4

I know I promised that this is going to be the final part of this series, but I realized I still want to share with you the nitty gritty so I decided to add one more part – the Legibility part.  This post, then, is going to be the second to the last of the series.  Catch the first three parts here:  Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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Manipulation and Handwriting Skills: Translate, Shift and Rotate

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How to Improve your Child’s Handwriting Skills: Part 3

We are now in the third part of this series.  Click to read Part 1 and Part 2.

If you have taken to heart the things discussed in the first two parts of this series, then I think you and your child are inching closer to the real stuff, what we’ve been talking about – handwriting. But first, let me present another very important skill that affords the hand to do its very precise jobs.

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Hand Skills, Precisely: To Improve Handwriting Skills

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How to Improve Your Child’s Handwriting Skills: Part 2.

In the first part of this series, I wrote about two-hand use and handedness, which are very important areas for handwriting skills readiness.  ICYMI, read it here.

Fine motor skills or hand skills is a vast topic.  The hand may look small but deep within, it is a complicated network of tendons, bones, veins and nerves.  It should be since we use it for manipulation of things around us and we need accuracy and fine movements to achieve that.  Just imagine doing a precision task without your hands. In this part, I am covering coordination and prehension patterns, which takes us closer to developing handwriting skills in our children..

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To Improve Handwriting: Right-handed or Left-handed?

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How to Improve Your Child’s Handwriting Skills: Part 1.

Last time, I wrote about how to improve the movement, more aptly the gross motor skills of your child.  ICYMI, read it here.  This time, I would like to talk about your child’s hand skills, or what we call, in child development, the fine motor skills.  Since fine motor skills is a hefty topic, I am writing a series about it and I start with bilateral hand use and handedness.

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