How To Improve Pupils' Handwriting In Schools

How to improve pupils' handwriting in schools

It is a known fact that most of the examinations that we write in Nigeria are mostly written if not all.

That is one of the reasons that teachers right from the elementary level must develop the pupils writing skills and make their writing more legible.

Most of our pupils fail their examinations because of POOR Writing....

We cannot blame the teachers when they cannot read what the pupils have written, how will they append scores or marks

Parents and teachers can improve the legibility and readability of the pupils' writing by taking the following steps....

1. Try To Make Practice Fun And Simple

Offer your child a special pencil or better still crayon . Don't just give her words to copy. Try simple word puzzles, anagrams, a game of hangman, or ask her to brainstorm lists around a theme to give writing practice a purpose.

2. Encourage Drawing and Puzzle Games

In order to develop the physical requirements of writing — holding a pencil correctly, posture, control, dexterity, coordination — the more time your child spends manipulating objects, the better. Even using silverware can help him develop his fine-motor skills.

3. Pinpoint the Problem 

Common handwriting problems lie in four main areas:
letter formation,


spaces between words,

and line-alignment.

Focus your child's practice on the letters or concepts that challenge her and make sure she's using two hands to control the paper.

The Right Tools
If your child's struggling with a regular pencil, try a smaller or shorter, kid-sized one. Ensure he has a good eraser handy so he's not afraid of making mistakes.

Writing Outside the Box
A foggy mirror, patch of mud, or bowl of leftover sauce make great surfaces. Whether your child's practicing with his fingers, a stick, or a pencil, inspiring his creativity will lend appeal to writing


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