The paper position on the desk,for both right and left handed writers, can make a big difference to your child’s handwriting experience and comfort and yet it is an element which often goes uncorrected.
Here we explain where to position the paper on the desk and the best paper angle for both right and left handed children, helping to improve handwriting. We also show how to maintain the paper position whilst handwriting.
To be able to write for significant periods of time a comfortable sitting position is important for your child as it allows the arm and hands to move freely, helping to improve handwriting. Being comfortable when sitting at a desk increases both the quality and quantity of the handwriting work your child can produce.
Here we explain what the best sitting position is, for both right and left handed writers, and give tips on how to achieve the best sitting position at home using cheap and simple changes.
To sit comfortably at a desk your child needs good posture muscle strength. If your child leans over a desk, or fidgets whilst sitting, it is possible they have weak core strength. Being uncomfortable reduces both the quality and quantity of the work being produced and can make your child reluctant to study.
The key strengths area of the web site looks at all the muscle groups needed to sit comfortably at a desk and hold a pencil correctly. It provides simple activities to assess your childs abilities and games to help strengthen the muscles, if they need a little extra help.
To be able to handwrite, maintaining a good paper position without moving their body, your child needs good bilateral coordination, one of the four key strengths.
Being able to maintain a good paper position allows your child to handwrite comfortably, removing the distraction caused by discomfort, and increasing both the quality and quantity of the work.