Message to Parents
This is the third in a series of seven books.
Book 3 has been developed to assist parents & teachers with the introduction and teaching of Cursive Handwriting. All of the stages covered in this book follow the sequence recommended in the Australian Department of Education Syllabus. Key features, combinations and fluencies are highlighted at the beginning of the page in order to create the focus for the lesson. Also included will be handy tips to assist students in identifying letter shapes and formations.
Handwriting is predominantly a skill which requires lots of practice in perfecting. Some students may experience difficulties in handwriting so an enhancement of a teacher's handwriting program with experiences in motor skills development is recommended. Throughout the handwriting program students will develop an understanding of the basic skills, form positive attitudes and develop confidence in handwriting. There are many other aspects of handwriting our students must be instructed in throughout their primary schooling so good habits are developed early.
• correct posture
• recommended pencil grip
• paper management and control