“Writing Problem” is one of the major issues which “Parents” face during the initial years of their kid’s schooling. Holding a Pencil and framing “Letters” can be tough for the kids.
Here are certain tips to help your child learn these skills.
- Use of Golf Pencils
When your ward starts learning to “write”, consider buying some Golf Pencils. Their size makes it easier for little hands to hold on to, and balance correctly.
- Otherwise a broken crayon, half a piece of chalk, or even a short left over piece of well used pencil could work, too.
TO GET/MAKE A “PENCIL-GRIP”:
A “Pencil-Grip” can help the child to learn to hold a “Pencil” properly. A great grip is the kind that looks like “Squishy Blob” with finger-prints in it. But you can also make your own by rolling a piece of clay by pushing your fingers and thumb into the clay to make the indents.
TO DARKEN OR HIGHLIGHT THE LINES:
At the initial stage, three different coloured “Markers or Highlighters” to trace the Top, Middle and Bottom lines are helpful to the child to remember that “Tall Letters” start at the red line, small letters stay between Blue and Yellow, and Letters with a “Tail” dip below the yellow.
TO USE A SPACE KID:
Try a “Space Kid” if your child has trouble with leaving too much or too little space between words. A clean “Popsicle Stick” can be turned into a “Space Kid” by drawing a Face at its top end.
By Ayushi Sharma
Co-Incharge of Pushp Vatika