Research recommends spending 70-100 minutes per week, or 15-20 mins per day, teaching handwriting. Teaching handwriting includes letter formation, pencil grip, starting position and sequence.
Handwriting is built into the Little Learners Love Literacy® lessons and resources from day 1 with:
- Explicit teaching and modeling
- Practice on mini whiteboards
- Rainbow handwriting activity
- Handwriting activity sheets
- Sound and write activity
Competent handwriting helps to relieve cognitive load when children spell and compose written work. Handwriting practice is also great for helping children to remember the phoneme associated with the grapheme they are learning – ask them to say the sound as they write.