Category: Handwriting

Celebrating Handwriting Skills on National Handwriting Day

By:  Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Occupational Therapist Brightsong, LLC Handwriting is an important “occupation” for most children. However, handwriting development does not begin when a child starts school. It actually begins at a much earlier age. Handwriting Development Tips to Encourage

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Making My Mark! The Beginnings of Handwriting Development

By:  Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Occupational Therapist Brightsong, LLC Handwriting is an important “occupation” for most children. However, handwriting development does not begin when a child starts school. It actually begins at a much earlier age.

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Encouraging Pre-Handwriting Skills

Photo courtesy of Clip-Art While handwriting is an important skill for children to learn, they aren’t developmentally equipped to write letters with diagonals until age 5 and can develop poor habits if asked to try before they’re ready.  However, there

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