It is essential to establish a good pencil grip early. This can be helped by using chunky pencils. If your child is having difficulty, follow these instructions:
Grip your small folded bit of tissue in your last two fingers first and then pick up your pencil with the remaining three fingers with a triangulating grip.
Read Write Inc Letter formation practise sheets, click here.
Letters are grouped into families with similar formation. There are 'curly caterpillar letters', 'one armed robot letters', 'long ladder letters' and 'zigzag letters'.
Please use the sheets below to practise. At the end of year 1 and beginning of year 2, children should start to use cursive writing. There are sheets to practise these too.
Letter formation demonstration tool.
Click and watch the vapour trail and copy to form letters correctly.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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