Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

September 26, 2016

Good handwriting and broken crayons, ideas from an educator (and a mom)

Mo Froneberger MAT, educational specialist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, recently read a great article from Frog Jump Gazette, a publication from Handwriting Without Tears¬Æ, about how to support handwriting skills in the classroom. The author shared some great suggestions for early elementary school aged students including: 

  • Provide crayons and pencils that are short or broken. This helps students grasp the pencil appropriately with their fingers.

Mo recalls that the occupational therapists here have a saying: ‚Äúlittle hands need little utensils‚Äù and realizes that this includes writing tools! 

Read more about how an educator can help here.