Our boys handwriting is not quite messy, mainly due to them trying to write too fast so they can finish their work quickly.
I have been looking into ways to help them improve their handwriting so it is more legible, though this does mean they will be going back to leaner about the basics, which I am sure they will not be happy about.
First we are going to look at their pencil grip. Since I hurt my thumb a few years ago, I cannot hold a pencil correctly, so I have had to change my pencil grip to suit. Our boys have never held their pencils correctly, they think the ‘correct’ way is too hard, so this is the first thing we are going to look at.
Then we are going to practice some pencil control activities, before moving onto handwriting practice. I know our boys don’t like writing, so this is going to make them a little unhappy, but hopefully they will have better handwriting at the end.
I have also added some links to left handed writing for those who have left handers and some links for cursive writing, as our boys will be learning cursive.
I hope you enjoy this list and if you have any more to add, leave me a comment.