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Tips on Improving Handwriting Letter & Word Spacing

Can you read this to me?

Which letter do you think make the word/s?

Where does one word end and another one start?

Can you show me the line you think the word should sit on?

Where would you start your next line of writing?

Which letters do you think are sitting on the line correctly?

What gap size between letters in a word looks best?

What gap size between words in a line of writing looks best?

It may help to have some other examples of writing (even some you have done yourself) so that different gap and spacing sizes can be compared. Ask your child to pick the piece of writing they think looks best and seems easier to read.

What they see and understand may be very different to what you are seeing and thought they understood.