Writing Readiness

Edco Handwriting places great emphasis on pre-writing and writing readiness with lots of pattern work, tracing of the letters with a finger, tracing in the air, tracing on the child’s table and tracing in the book prior to writing the letter.

This programme builds fine motor skills by providing

  • fun and engaging digitally-led warm ups
  • practical activity suggestions, e.g. [get samples of exercises]
  • pre-writing pattern work in each book, including 10 pages of pattern work in Book A
  • pre-writing pattern work in the practice copies
  • digital pre-writing activities
  • targeted pre-writing activities corresponding to each lower-case letter in Book A

Correct Handwriting Setup

Great emphasis is placed on the correct handwriting setup. Each book features a useful pull-out flap to prompt correct. [image above and info from inside flap]

  • posture
    pencil grip
    page position
    a video and song to demonstrate the correct handwriting setup
  • a video to specifically show how to form the correct pencil grip

It is advisable that Junior Infants would use Junior Grip Triangular pencils or Jumbo Triangular pencil [image]

It is advisable that Senior Infants would use Junior GripTriangular pencils [image]

Always ensure that there is a sharp point on the pencil!

  • https://www.schoolbooks.ie/products/faber-castell-junior-grip-hb-pencil
  • https://www.schoolbooks.ie/products/jumbo-triangular-hb-pencil-left-hand-3-pack?variant=32747479105607&currency=EUR&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&utm_campaign=gs-2018-11-05&utm_source=google&utm_medium=smart_campaign&gclid=CjwKCAjwtdeFBhBAEiwAKOIy5167fYDtKvpf_-oEdBipEbeWDn5POgjOZ3XXIOrOCZnSABrDWhRKKRoCXIUQAvD_BwE

Letter Reversal Tips!

Some children tend to reverse letters when they first begin to write. The most common appears to be the b/d. Here are some useful tips to deal with this issue.