Erase away errors

Erasers Mini Pentel eraser comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit. Available for purchase on this site. We pay so much attention on handwriting that we forget how important the ERASING is! Children WILL make many errors while learning to write.  Therefore learning to erase will make the difference between neat assignments and one big mess of

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The Mechanical Pencil

The Special Pencil A mechanical pencil comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit I don’t know about you but I always love to write with a mechanical pencil!  The writing always seams to look neater! When I introduce it to my kids for the first time I like to tell them it’s my “special pencil” that I’m

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Elastic Bands

Tricks of the trade Comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit. Available for purchase on this site. We always want children to keep their pencils and crayons in the webspace (the area created between the thumb and index finger). You will find that many like to keep the pencil straight up (perpendicular to the paper).

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Easels and Slant Boards

One of the most efficient tools you can purchase to help your child with proper grasp on writing tools is by far an easel! The reason for this is that it forces your child to bend his wrist into extension and automatically close his fingers around a pencil (we call this tenodesis). You must then

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Great Grippers

Great  Grippers It’s normal for young children to use a fisted grasp on crayons (A,B on figure) however we want to make sure that they progress from holding a crayon in their palm to holding it with their fingers. An efficient grasp is one where the thumb and index finger create a circular webspace. This

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Importance of Sitting Posture

Start with Stability In therapy we talk about the 90-90-90 rule. This means that when seated at a desk, we want to ensure the following: Feet flat on the floor 90 degrees at ankles Knees bent at 90 degrees Hips at 90 degrees The top of the desk should be approximately 2 inches above the

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