Left-handed writers

Surprisingly there are very few differences between teaching a left or right-handed child to handwrite.

Here are the things you need to know.

Grip development stage

Before you start, check that your child is working at the correct developmental stage for them.

How to hold the pencil correctly

A left-handed child needs to hold the pencil slightly differently to a right-handed child.

Paper position and tilt

Positioning the paper correctly helps your child to keep their writing hand below the writing line.

Left to right movement

Our pre-handwriting patterns help your child get used to how it feels to move the pencil from left to right rather than naturaly wanting to write right to left.