Paper–The Canvas

We don’t always realize the importance of the surface we write on. Paper is an important piece of the puzzle to mastering handwriting. Consider the following: Blank piece of white paper: This is too much of a blank surface to write on. You end up seeing different size letters and words that start at the

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Plastic Sleeve Perfection

You Will Need: Plastic Sleeves (You can purchase plastic sleeves here on MissMancy’s Shop or comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit.) Dry Erase Marker (You can purchase dry erase marker here on MissMancy’s Shop or comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit) Tricks of the Trade: Using plastic sleeves is one of my favorite tricks of the trade. It allows me

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The Versatility of Stickers!!!

Sticker Fun: Comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit. Available for purchase on this site. Cutting on sticker: place stickers on circular shape and instruct your child to cut through each sticker when cutting. This will teach him to turn and cut. To move hand when  cutting: to teach hand placement /movement when cutting. Space out stickers

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Tic-Tac-Toe Sight Words

What You Need: Paper with Tic Tac Toe grid drawn on it Bingo Daubers (You can purchase at MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) The Activity: This is such a fun way to teach sight words especially if your child is bored of Flash Cards. I saw a teacher do this with her students and I loved it!

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Weigh Down that Pencil

What you will need: Pencil weight (You can purchase here on MissMancy’s Shop or comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit) Benefits of a Pencil Weight: There is a definite advantage to weighing a child’s pencil: 1- the additional weight pulls the pencil down into the webspace (space between the thumb and index finger) which is where we

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The Brilliance of Highlighters

Highlighters Highlighters and bright markers are a great handwriting tool! Comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit. Available for purchase on this site. I use them often and many different ways: Write a word or letter with highlighter and ask ur child to trace with a pencil. Or make a highlighted dot where u want ur child

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