A range of content to have fun with the shapes and rhythms of handwriting, supported by teachers of Association. Simple yet vital activities that can be used in the classroom to improve the movements needed for handwriting and mark making on paper.
Handwriting with SMED
Learning to write arrangements of capital letters, focusing on shape and formation.
Making patterns, consistently and carefully, helps children to familiarise themselves with the basic structure of cursive writing.
Patterns of connected letters
Making the right movements and repeating them in sequence, in order to consolidate the motor patterns related to each join.
The paper and the mark: brush pens
Discovering how to experiment with a new tool: brush markers create striking lines right from the very first try.
Variations on capital letters
Varying the shape of the letters, making them wider or longer, to create free, dynamic compositions.
The paper and the mark: black background
Experimenting with coloured pencils on black paper, repeating the patterns and becoming familiar with letter joins.