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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?
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/ ... -a-pencil/
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The importance of handwriting is raised in this article in The Modern Educator:
HANDWRITING IMPROVES ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE; SUCCESS REQUIRES BALANCE OF KEYBOARDING AND HANDWRITING

written by Margaret Brown

https://todaysmoderneducator.com/2018/0 ... SpKzy2ZO7x
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Here is an article I wrote on handwriting:
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-cont ... -FINAL.pdf
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