Handwriting in Early Childhood Education

Handwriting is a critical element of early childhood education.

The foundation of all good handwriting begins with good pencil grasp and hand development. Children should have strength and dexterity in their hands and fingers before being expected to master the daunting task of handwriting.


Why is teaching handwriting so important ?

Fine motor skills involve the small muscles of the body that enable such functions as writing, grasping small objects, and fastening clothing. Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students at FASP benefit from daily experiences that support the development of fine motor skills in their hands and fingers.

The infographic below presents what research says about early writing skills and how you can help your child acquire them!

Developing Pre-Writing Skills in Early Childhood Infographic
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Cursive handwriting is integrated throughout the curriculum at FASP, our teachers use a wide variety of techniques to help and improve the fine motor skills of our students, starting in Preschool. Formal instruction begins in Kindergarten, continues in Grade 1 and is reinforced in subsequent years.

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