Handwriting is an important skill for all school-age children. Although it may seem simple, writing is actually a complex activity that challenges hand strength and coordination, visual-motor and perceptual skills, bilateral coordination for use of both hands together, crossing midline, attention, and even postural control. All of these skills are necessary in order to build a strong foundation for successful participation in handwriting activities.
We use concepts from the well-known and widely accepted Handwriting Without Tears program, focusing on air-writing and formation of letters in various tactile media prior to actually writing the letters on paper. Depending on the age of the child, activities will progress from formulation of lines and curves of different sizes to writing upper and lower case letters. Advanced activities include writing words, sentences, and paragraphs.