Left Hand Writing Skills Book 3 "Successful Smudge-Free Writing"

Left Hand Writing Skills Book 3 "Successful Smudge-Free Writing"

Left Hand Writing Skills Book 3 "Successful Smudge-Free Writing"

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Left-handed Writing Skills Book 3 - Successful smudge- free writing - is the final book in the series for lefthanded children with guidelines for parents and teachers.

It is the first set of books ever to focus just on left-handers and has been written by Mark and Heather Stewart, who have a Left-handed son of their own and have been working with lefthanders form many years. They have created an invaluable resource for left-handers learning how to form their letters and numbers. Beautifully presented, the series makes learning to write fun in gradual steps. The pages are bound from the top of each worksheet allowing for the left hand to relax and meet a level surface with no obstacles.

The books are A4 in size (210 x 297mm) and each one includes guidance notes on writing technique and skills development plus 28 full colour worksheets, each with guidance and tips. There is also a lined practice sheet that you can photocopy and a reference guide to the correct left-handed formation of all the letters and numbers.

The worksheets in this book help your child to create words that are accurately formed and legible, and then to avoid spoiling them by smudging as the left hand follows the pen across the page. The worksheets provide a wide variety of activities, all linked to handwriting, from Egyptian tablets to Leonardo da Vinci's mirror writing, to invitations, shopping lists and menu cards.

Overview

Left Handed Writing Skills is a specially designed programme to help the budding left-handed writer to write well without any undue stress or discomfort. It’s invaluable in helping to correct bad writing habits where these have already begun to take hold.

The printed books are spiral bound at the top to give free left-handed movement from the left side and across the page. And every page carries icons reminding the user exactly how to hold their pencil or pen, and how to position their paper in front of them on their work surface. Just a few minutes regular practice each day using the worksheets makes a real difference to the child's future achievement. .

Book 1: 'fabulous fine motor practice'.

Book 2: 'funky formation and flow'.

Book 3: 'successful smudge-free writing'.

The programme is also available in a photocopiable version – or a CD-Rom - which combine all 3 books & are each licenced for multiple use within one educational establishment.

Left Hand Writing Skills – Product Background


The Potential Problem for the Left-Hander

Handwriting remains a vitally important skill – despite the ubiquitous keyboard and mobile text-pad or screen. Early on, children need handwriting to make notes at school, to write messages and cards, and so on. Later, good handwriting is still essential for most homework, essays and, critically, exams – as well as many other daily uses!

Learning to write well takes perseverance and practice, whether the writer is left- or right-handed, and the development of very specific fine motor control. For the left-handed, development of the skill of handwriting – in the 'right-handed' world where text runs from left to right – needs even more help. Without special guidance, left-handers often develop inappropriate fine motor skills and, consequently, difficult and tiring writing styles. Their writing can become 'messy' and 'smudged'. This is essentially because left-handed writers have to push the pen across the paper (if you are right-handed, try writing backwards to get a feel for the problem). With their hand following the pen, left-handed writers will tend to cover and so hide what they've just written, and possibly smudge their writing as they go.

To avoid these problems, the left-hander will often then adopt a crab-like or 'hooked' posture for the writing hand – so that what the writer has just written can be read – possibly also with the wrist raised to avoid smudging. With all the other pressures on teaching staff, schools find it difficult to make special provision for left-handed children – especially when it comes to handwriting – so these practical difficulties are aften overlooked.

The real problems, though, can emerge later. Poor hand posture is tiring. And poor handwriting, which others can't read easily, tends to invite the remarks such as 'messy' and 'untidy' – however good the content of what's been written might be! Comments like these can cause frustration and loss of self-esteem to many left-handers, and subsequently lead to general under-performance. With the introduction of correct fine motor skills, however, and good writing habits – and plenty of practice – there is no reason why left-handers can't write just as well as their right-handed friends.


Change of Habits – Developing New Fine Motor Skills

The Left Hand Writing Skills series helps make that a reality, whether used at school or at home – or, better still, both. The exercises are carefully designed to help gradually replace the incorrect fine motor skills with more appropriate skills. By positioning their paper correctly, holding the pencil or pen consistently in the necessary grip, and then applying the new style of hand movement, the required habits should adjust, and the new fine motor skills should take hold.

Teachers should note that specific but widely-used fonts have been selected for this series. These fonts will not match every school's design policy for cursive writing – but that's not the point of these books! The idea is to achieve approriate fine motor skills – the final touches of individual school's font preferences can be worked upon and finessed later.

For a more general introduction to left-handedness, check out The Left-Hander's Handbook by Diane Paul. It's packed with helpful Guidelines and suggestions for parents and teachers of left-handers! See code:125

Overview

Left Handed Writing Skills is a specially designed programme to help the budding left-handed writer to write well without any undue stress or discomfort. It’s invaluable in helping to correct bad writing habits where these have already begun to take hold.

The printed books are spiral bound at the top to give free left-handed movement from the left side and across the page. And every page carries icons reminding the user exactly how to hold their pencil or pen, and how to position their paper in front of them on their work surface. Just a few minutes regular practice each day using the worksheets makes a real difference to the child's future achievement. .

Book 1: 'fabulous fine motor practice'.

Book 2: 'funky formation and flow'.

Book 3: 'successful smudge-free writing'.

The programme is also available in a photocopiable version – or a CD-Rom - which combine all 3 books & are each licenced for multiple use within one educational establishment.

Left Hand Writing Skills – Product Background


The Potential Problem for the Left-Hander

Handwriting remains a vitally important skill – despite the ubiquitous keyboard and mobile text-pad or screen. Early on, children need handwriting to make notes at school, to write messages and cards, and so on. Later, good handwriting is still essential for most homework, essays and, critically, exams – as well as many other daily uses!

Learning to write well takes perseverance and practice, whether the writer is left- or right-handed, and the development of very specific fine motor control. For the left-handed, development of the skill of handwriting – in the 'right-handed' world where text runs from left to right – needs even more help. Without special guidance, left-handers often develop inappropriate fine motor skills and, consequently, difficult and tiring writing styles. Their writing can become 'messy' and 'smudged'. This is essentially because left-handed writers have to push the pen across the paper (if you are right-handed, try writing backwards to get a feel for the problem). With their hand following the pen, left-handed writers will tend to cover and so hide what they've just written, and possibly smudge their writing as they go.

To avoid these problems, the left-hander will often then adopt a crab-like or 'hooked' posture for the writing hand – so that what the writer has just written can be read – possibly also with the wrist raised to avoid smudging. With all the other pressures on teaching staff, schools find it difficult to make special provision for left-handed children – especially when it comes to handwriting – so these practical difficulties are aften overlooked.

The real problems, though, can emerge later. Poor hand posture is tiring. And poor handwriting, which others can't read easily, tends to invite the remarks such as 'messy' and 'untidy' – however good the content of what's been written might be! Comments like these can cause frustration and loss of self-esteem to many left-handers, and subsequently lead to general under-performance. With the introduction of correct fine motor skills, however, and good writing habits – and plenty of practice – there is no reason why left-handers can't write just as well as their right-handed friends.


Change of Habits – Developing New Fine Motor Skills

The Left Hand Writing Skills series helps make that a reality, whether used at school or at home – or, better still, both. The exercises are carefully designed to help gradually replace the incorrect fine motor skills with more appropriate skills. By positioning their paper correctly, holding the pencil or pen consistently in the necessary grip, and then applying the new style of hand movement, the required habits should adjust, and the new fine motor skills should take hold.

Teachers should note that specific but widely-used fonts have been selected for this series. These fonts will not match every school's design policy for cursive writing – but that's not the point of these books! The idea is to achieve approriate fine motor skills – the final touches of individual school's font preferences can be worked upon and finessed later.

For a more general introduction to left-handedness, check out The Left-Hander's Handbook by Diane Paul. It's packed with helpful Guidelines and suggestions for parents and teachers of left-handers! See code:125

Overview

Left Handed Writing Skills is a specially designed programme to help the budding left-handed writer to write well without any undue stress or discomfort. It’s invaluable in helping to correct bad writing habits where these have already begun to take hold.

The printed books are spiral bound at the top to give free left-handed movement from the left side and across the page. And every page carries icons reminding the user exactly how to hold their pencil or pen, and how to position their paper in front of them on their work surface. Just a few minutes regular practice each day using the worksheets makes a real difference to the child's future achievement. .

Book 1: 'fabulous fine motor practice'.

Book 2: 'funky formation and flow'.

Book 3: 'successful smudge-free writing'.

The programme is also available in a photocopiable version – or a CD-Rom - which combine all 3 books & are each licenced for multiple use within one educational establishment.

Left Hand Writing Skills – Product Background


The Potential Problem for the Left-Hander

Handwriting remains a vitally important skill – despite the ubiquitous keyboard and mobile text-pad or screen. Early on, children need handwriting to make notes at school, to write messages and cards, and so on. Later, good handwriting is still essential for most homework, essays and, critically, exams – as well as many other daily uses!

Learning to write well takes perseverance and practice, whether the writer is left- or right-handed, and the development of very specific fine motor control. For the left-handed, development of the skill of handwriting – in the 'right-handed' world where text runs from left to right – needs even more help. Without special guidance, left-handers often develop inappropriate fine motor skills and, consequently, difficult and tiring writing styles. Their writing can become 'messy' and 'smudged'. This is essentially because left-handed writers have to push the pen across the paper (if you are right-handed, try writing backwards to get a feel for the problem). With their hand following the pen, left-handed writers will tend to cover and so hide what they've just written, and possibly smudge their writing as they go.

To avoid these problems, the left-hander will often then adopt a crab-like or 'hooked' posture for the writing hand – so that what the writer has just written can be read – possibly also with the wrist raised to avoid smudging. With all the other pressures on teaching staff, schools find it difficult to make special provision for left-handed children – especially when it comes to handwriting – so these practical difficulties are aften overlooked.

The real problems, though, can emerge later. Poor hand posture is tiring. And poor handwriting, which others can't read easily, tends to invite the remarks such as 'messy' and 'untidy' – however good the content of what's been written might be! Comments like these can cause frustration and loss of self-esteem to many left-handers, and subsequently lead to general under-performance. With the introduction of correct fine motor skills, however, and good writing habits – and plenty of practice – there is no reason why left-handers can't write just as well as their right-handed friends.


Change of Habits – Developing New Fine Motor Skills

The Left Hand Writing Skills series helps make that a reality, whether used at school or at home – or, better still, both. The exercises are carefully designed to help gradually replace the incorrect fine motor skills with more appropriate skills. By positioning their paper correctly, holding the pencil or pen consistently in the necessary grip, and then applying the new style of hand movement, the required habits should adjust, and the new fine motor skills should take hold.

Teachers should note that specific but widely-used fonts have been selected for this series. These fonts will not match every school's design policy for cursive writing – but that's not the point of these books! The idea is to achieve approriate fine motor skills – the final touches of individual school's font preferences can be worked upon and finessed later.

For a more general introduction to left-handedness, check out The Left-Hander's Handbook by Diane Paul. It's packed with helpful Guidelines and suggestions for parents and teachers of left-handers! See code:125

Overview

Left Handed Writing Skills is a specially designed programme to help the budding left-handed writer to write well without any undue stress or discomfort. It’s invaluable in helping to correct bad writing habits where these have already begun to take hold.

The printed books are spiral bound at the top to give free left-handed movement from the left side and across the page. And every page carries icons reminding the user exactly how to hold their pencil or pen, and how to position their paper in front of them on their work surface. Just a few minutes regular practice each day using the worksheets makes a real difference to the child's future achievement. .

Book 1: 'fabulous fine motor practice'.

Book 2: 'funky formation and flow'.

Book 3: 'successful smudge-free writing'.

The programme is also available in a photocopiable version – or a CD-Rom - which combine all 3 books & are each licenced for multiple use within one educational establishment.

Left Hand Writing Skills – Product Background


The Potential Problem for the Left-Hander

Handwriting remains a vitally important skill – despite the ubiquitous keyboard and mobile text-pad or screen. Early on, children need handwriting to make notes at school, to write messages and cards, and so on. Later, good handwriting is still essential for most homework, essays and, critically, exams – as well as many other daily uses!

Learning to write well takes perseverance and practice, whether the writer is left- or right-handed, and the development of very specific fine motor control. For the left-handed, development of the skill of handwriting – in the 'right-handed' world where text runs from left to right – needs even more help. Without special guidance, left-handers often develop inappropriate fine motor skills and, consequently, difficult and tiring writing styles. Their writing can become 'messy' and 'smudged'. This is essentially because left-handed writers have to push the pen across the paper (if you are right-handed, try writing backwards to get a feel for the problem). With their hand following the pen, left-handed writers will tend to cover and so hide what they've just written, and possibly smudge their writing as they go.

To avoid these problems, the left-hander will often then adopt a crab-like or 'hooked' posture for the writing hand – so that what the writer has just written can be read – possibly also with the wrist raised to avoid smudging. With all the other pressures on teaching staff, schools find it difficult to make special provision for left-handed children – especially when it comes to handwriting – so these practical difficulties are aften overlooked.

The real problems, though, can emerge later. Poor hand posture is tiring. And poor handwriting, which others can't read easily, tends to invite the remarks such as 'messy' and 'untidy' – however good the content of what's been written might be! Comments like these can cause frustration and loss of self-esteem to many left-handers, and subsequently lead to general under-performance. With the introduction of correct fine motor skills, however, and good writing habits – and plenty of practice – there is no reason why left-handers can't write just as well as their right-handed friends.


Change of Habits – Developing New Fine Motor Skills

The Left Hand Writing Skills series helps make that a reality, whether used at school or at home – or, better still, both. The exercises are carefully designed to help gradually replace the incorrect fine motor skills with more appropriate skills. By positioning their paper correctly, holding the pencil or pen consistently in the necessary grip, and then applying the new style of hand movement, the required habits should adjust, and the new fine motor skills should take hold.

Teachers should note that specific but widely-used fonts have been selected for this series. These fonts will not match every school's design policy for cursive writing – but that's not the point of these books! The idea is to achieve approriate fine motor skills – the final touches of individual school's font preferences can be worked upon and finessed later.

For a more general introduction to left-handedness, check out The Left-Hander's Handbook by Diane Paul. It's packed with helpful Guidelines and suggestions for parents and teachers of left-handers! See code:125

Overview

Left Handed Writing Skills is a specially designed programme to help the budding left-handed writer to write well without any undue stress or discomfort. It’s invaluable in helping to correct bad writing habits where these have already begun to take hold.

The printed books are spiral bound at the top to give free left-handed movement from the left side and across the page. And every page carries icons reminding the user exactly how to hold their pencil or pen, and how to position their paper in front of them on their work surface. Just a few minutes regular practice each day using the worksheets makes a real difference to the child's future achievement. .

Book 1: 'fabulous fine motor practice'.

Book 2: 'funky formation and flow'.

Book 3: 'successful smudge-free writing'.

The programme is also available in a photocopiable version – or a CD-Rom - which combine all 3 books & are each licenced for multiple use within one educational establishment.

Left Hand Writing Skills – Product Background


The Potential Problem for the Left-Hander

Handwriting remains a vitally important skill – despite the ubiquitous keyboard and mobile text-pad or screen. Early on, children need handwriting to make notes at school, to write messages and cards, and so on. Later, good handwriting is still essential for most homework, essays and, critically, exams – as well as many other daily uses!

Learning to write well takes perseverance and practice, whether the writer is left- or right-handed, and the development of very specific fine motor control. For the left-handed, development of the skill of handwriting – in the 'right-handed' world where text runs from left to right – needs even more help. Without special guidance, left-handers often develop inappropriate fine motor skills and, consequently, difficult and tiring writing styles. Their writing can become 'messy' and 'smudged'. This is essentially because left-handed writers have to push the pen across the paper (if you are right-handed, try writing backwards to get a feel for the problem). With their hand following the pen, left-handed writers will tend to cover and so hide what they've just written, and possibly smudge their writing as they go.

To avoid these problems, the left-hander will often then adopt a crab-like or 'hooked' posture for the writing hand – so that what the writer has just written can be read – possibly also with the wrist raised to avoid smudging. With all the other pressures on teaching staff, schools find it difficult to make special provision for left-handed children – especially when it comes to handwriting – so these practical difficulties are aften overlooked.

The real problems, though, can emerge later. Poor hand posture is tiring. And poor handwriting, which others can't read easily, tends to invite the remarks such as 'messy' and 'untidy' – however good the content of what's been written might be! Comments like these can cause frustration and loss of self-esteem to many left-handers, and subsequently lead to general under-performance. With the introduction of correct fine motor skills, however, and good writing habits – and plenty of practice – there is no reason why left-handers can't write just as well as their right-handed friends.


Change of Habits – Developing New Fine Motor Skills

The Left Hand Writing Skills series helps make that a reality, whether used at school or at home – or, better still, both. The exercises are carefully designed to help gradually replace the incorrect fine motor skills with more appropriate skills. By positioning their paper correctly, holding the pencil or pen consistently in the necessary grip, and then applying the new style of hand movement, the required habits should adjust, and the new fine motor skills should take hold.

Teachers should note that specific but widely-used fonts have been selected for this series. These fonts will not match every school's design policy for cursive writing – but that's not the point of these books! The idea is to achieve approriate fine motor skills – the final touches of individual school's font preferences can be worked upon and finessed later.

For a more general introduction to left-handedness, check out The Left-Hander's Handbook by Diane Paul. It's packed with helpful Guidelines and suggestions for parents and teachers of left-handers! See code:125

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