Thoughts and opinions on handwriting in education

Ditch Handwriting at Your Peril!

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After recently coming across this article, I feel urged to share with you my thoughts on why handwriting is still so important in this digital age. Titled ‘Handwritten school exams.. Read More

The Importance of a Good Pencil Grip

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  You only have to look at pictures of children writing to notice how many children are incorrectly holding their pencils to write, and as educators we need to realise.. Read More

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The Role of Muscle Memory when Learning to Write

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There are so many activities we carry out on a daily basis that involve muscle memory. From walking, to talking and eating. But what exactly is the muscle memory? Muscle.. Read More

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WHSmith Store Gets Children Excited About Handwriting

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It is always a pleasure to be invited back to WHSmith in the Isle of Man for another handwriting workshop. On this occasion I was delighted to help over 30.. Read More

Incorrect attitudes to handwriting

Let’s challenge the attitudes towards poor handwriting!

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What are your attitudes towards poor handwriting, as a parent, teacher or even an employer? As a handwriting expert, I work closely to help those struggling with handwriting to master.. Read More

Continuous Cursive: The Writing is on the Wall!

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When visiting my local Tesco, this advert stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t the delicious hot cross buns grabbing my attention, but the beautiful letter formation beaming at me.. Read More

Look out for Morrells Handwriting on the High Street

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Parents often struggle to help their children and teenagers with their handwriting. It can be daunting to know that your child’s handwriting is messy, but not know how to help.. Read More

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Join our Christmas Handwriting Campaign – Write With Us

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Leading up to this year’s holidays, we are running our Christmas handwriting campaign to encourage children to write Christmas cards to their family and friends, write their Christmas wish list.. Read More

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Morrells Handwriting: The New Phenomenon in WHSmith Store

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Sales of Morrells Handwriting workbooks are hot on the heels of the latest Harry Potter publication. Simon Nettle, WHSmith Regional Manager of the Year and Deputy Manager Kevin Lee had.. Read More

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Why are schools opting to teach continuous cursive?

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“I believe that the practice to impose a continuous cursive handwriting style, especially on children as young as five, may be misguided, despite the good intentions.” This is a quote.. Read More

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Put a Pause on Cursive Handwriting

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Morrells Handwriting has always campaigned for a greater emphasis on letter formation.  It is the foundation for writing legibly, fluently and at speed in later life. They should not be.. Read More

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Department of Education amends Interim Framework Assessments

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As of today, changes and clarification to handwriting assessment in the Interim Framework Assessments will come into force as a result of misleading information to teachers in the original framework... Read More

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