HandwritingMovement & Motor

Handwriting is the formation of letters, words or symbols on a surface with a writing implement. At school children gain self-esteem through handwriting competency because they express their knowledge. In addition handwriting assists literacy acquisition. Research suggests that learning to form letters helps embed the alphabet and phonic concepts and assists early reading acquisition. A commitment to handwriting needs to be remembered in today’s technological society, as children are receiving reduced practice within the home and classroom.