How often do you write at length with a pen and paper these days? It may in fact be little more than a scribbled shopping list or a reminder post it note. So it’s an interesting topic for children and students who are growing up in an ever increasingly digital world and often struggle to see the “point” in practicing their handwriting….
Bright Star Tutoring appreciates that many children will be working on laptops and iPads within years of entering pre school. However we also see Handwriting as an absolutely essential skill and one that encompasses so much more than simply a legible answer on an exam paper.
We constantly monitor and assess our student’s handwriting and presentation skills, offering tips and advice on how to always secure the marks that are often offered for these, on exam papers at all ages.
Practicing handwriting helps to develop fine motor skills, to focus a child’s mind on the task at hand, to bring about a closer connection that a keypad and computer simply doesn’t muster and achieve a sense of discipline that many students actually begin to enjoy.