She Reads a Lot Posted January 11, 2012 Share Posted January 11, 2012 I'm pretty new here, and I don't post a lot b/c I'm not exactly a font of wisdom, having just started hs'ing a year ago :D. But I wanted to share a little happy: after 18 months of diligent work with my ds on his handwriting, he is finally writing words and letters I can read--and he is putting spaces between his words!!! Whoo-hoo! He is nearly 8 (so I know this is late compared to his brother and many others), but until this week, his writing was so wobbly and shaky and hard to read. We had tried everything. I got his grip fixed long ago, but it was such a struggle for him to write (as in, tongue stuck out in serious concentration whenever he held a pencil and so slow). Well whatever you chalk it up to, somehow all of a sudden, his writing looks like the WWE and HWOT samples and I am overjoyed! I was so impressed by his journal writing today that I got out his first writing from this school year and showed it to him. He said, "Wow, Mom. I can't read that at all!" (It had random capitals, all letters pretty much the same size, very few spaces between words). So he can really see the difference, too, which I'd wager is at least half the battle. Just wanted to share in case anyone is feeling discouraged about their kiddos' handwriting. There is hope! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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