Handwriting. Ugh. I’ve read that boys develop the fine motor skills needed for handwriting much later than girls – as late as age eight in some cases. If my experience is any indication, this is very true.
Neat handwriting is something Nicholas has simply not achieved in the three years I’ve been working with him on it. We went through a book called Happy Handwriting during his Kindergarten and first grade years. It was a good book and we both enjoyed it, but he still couldn’t write well.
Wiggly lines, misshapen curves, improper height on nearly every letter.
In October, I received Peterson Directed Handwriting as part of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. For Nicholas, they sent me Grade 2 – Gross Motor Cursive Readiness. For James, they sent Get Ready for Writing and Reading.
Read the review of Grade 2 Gross Motor Cursive Readiness here.
Read the review of Get Ready for Writing and Reading here.
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