What is good handwriting?
Good handwriting is legible, fluent and efficient. But what does that actually mean?
Good writing motor skills build the foundations for good handwriting. How can you learn to write with such efficiency of movement? The acquisition and development of relaxed basic movements is critical. The fingers and wrist are moved freely and highly coordinated, the pen is held properly and there is little pressure applied to the writing instrument and paper.
If these basic skills can be translated to writing letters, words and sentences, then all of the requirements for developing legible, fluid, fatigue-free, efficient and individual handwriting are fulfilled.
Legible: adhering to the characteristic letter shapes
Fluid: writing with an even, quick writing rhythm
Fatigue-free: writing with little and balanced pressure
Efficient: quick and yet fatigue-free writing
Individual: a personal writing style
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