Your preschooler is starting to experiment with letters. Soon she will be writing complete sentences. Here you'll learn to teach your preschooler how to grip a pencil, fundamental writing techniques, and more.

The Journey from Scribbles to the Written Word

The importance of drawing in your child's development.

Handwriting: Fun with Shaving Cream

A great pre-writing activity that has your child form letters with her finger.

Handwriting: Teaching the Proper Grip

Tips and tricks to help your child hold a crayon or pencil the right way.

Handwriting: Starter Tips

Advice to help your child learn to recognize letters and write them properly.

Handwriting: An Introduction

Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting specialist in New York City, provides tips on teaching your child to write letters of the alphabet.

Handwriting: Capital Letter Basics

A look at the four basic shapes that make up capital letters and how to help your child get started.

Handwriting: Learning Low-Case Letters

Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting specialist, explains how to get your child ready to learn lower-case letters.

Handwriting: Practicing with Play-Doh

A fun exercise to help your child strengthen her hand muscles and learn how to form letters.

Write On! Teaching Preschoolers to Write

Your child probably knows how to say his ABCs. Now it's time to for him to put them down on paper.

8 Basic Skills Worksheets

Help your kids get ready for school with printables that teach letters, shapes, sizes, and seasons.

Letter Perfect: Helping Kids Learn to Write

Although your child is learning writing basics in school, his penmanship must be fostered at home as well. Here's how to troubleshoot five stumbling blocks that many parents encounter when teaching their kids how to navigate the ABCs.

Learning Letters: Alphabet Coloring Pages and Flash Cards

We've rounded up a few alphabet activities that will help your little one learn the ABCs in no time.