Right Hands and Left Hands Both Have a Purpose in the Writing Process

The writing process in Kindergarten is developing more and more with each passing minute.  It never ceases to amaze me the writing skills that these young children seem to acquire overnight.  It also never ceases to amaze me how many children try to write with one hand on their lap and the other hand on their pencil.  Kindergartners are learning to write but have not developed the knowledge to use one hand to stabilize the paper so that it won’t move while they are writing.  Please take a good look at your child when he/she is writing and ensure that one hand is on the upper corner of the paper and one hand on the pencil.  A right handed child should stabilize his/her writing paper using the left hand on the upper left corner of the paper and a left handed child should stabilize the paper using the right hand on the upper right hand corner of the paper. Your child will have more success with his/her writing when both hands serve a specific purpose while writing.

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One response to “Right Hands and Left Hands Both Have a Purpose in the Writing Process

  1. So right! Sounds like a simple thing, but that makes a big difference for beginning writers.

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