Before they start to write proper words, help your child practise the shapes and joins needed for cursive handwriting. This allows them to concentrate on sitting their shapes on a writing line and getting both the size and the position of their shapes consistent.
- Felt tips are great writing tools at this stage – they are smooth, don’t require much pressure to make a good colour (unlike pencils or crayons) and using colour makes patterning more fun.
- Encourage your child to make smooth, flowing movements (and not to change colours mid-line!).
- It takes practice to get similar shapes the same size. The first worksheets in this set don't have a writing line in ordet to allow your child free movement as they write.
For more handwriting worksheets look through our Handwriting Learning Journey.