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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: QT:' Is it wrong to teach children how to hold a pencil?' Reply with quote

Teacher-blogger, Quirky Teacher, questions the early years 'lore' about waiting for children to be developmentally ready to hold a pencil with the tripod grip. Does it naturally evolve or do we need to teach it specifically - and when?

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Is it wrong to teach children how to hold a pencil?

JULY 11, 2019

Following some online discussion yesterday which was inspired a part of HMCI’s speech to the National Day Nurseries Association, I was left wondering why so many disagreed with this part of the speech:



https://thequirkyteacher.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/is-it-wrong-to-teach-children-how-to-hold-a-pencil/
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The importance of handwriting is raised in this article in The Modern Educator:

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HANDWRITING IMPROVES ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE; SUCCESS REQUIRES BALANCE OF KEYBOARDING AND HANDWRITING

written by Margaret Brown



https://todaysmoderneducator.com/2018/07/12/handwriting-improves-academic-performance-success-requires-balance-of-keyboarding-and-handwriting/#.XSpKzy2ZO7x
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an article I wrote on handwriting:

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Teaching handwriting: observations and suggestions

In this article by Debbie Hepplewhite MBE,
we are presented with advice for the effective teaching of handwriting which is challenging, sometimes contentious and ultimately compelling.




https://phonicsintervention.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/NATE_TE-PM_Spring-2017_22-26-HEPP-FINAL.pdf
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