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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: Starter Tips
Advice to help your child learn to recognize letters and write them properly.
in the classroom, you may wanna consult with an occupational therapist or handwriting expert . Enable your child to be successful in life as every parent's goal, developing his fundamental hand writing skills will translate into accomplishments well beyond his elementary school days. 
Handwriting: Teaching the Proper Grip
Before your child begins writing letters with either a crayon or a pencil, it's important to make sure he's holding it the right way. Teaching proper grip is critical as it does not always naturally. Children should be holding their crayon or pencil with either tripod grasp where the pencil is held between the thumb, index, and side of the middle finger or a quadripod grasp using the thumb, index, middle finger, and the side of the ring finger. Here is a quick exercise you can practice at home to teach correct pencil grip. Flip the pencil tip. Place the pencil on the table pointing away from you. Pinch the pencil with your thumb and index finger where the paint meets the wood. Hold the eraser with your other hand and twirl the pencil around. Tada! A perfect tripod grasp.
the pencil is held between the thumb, index, and side of the middle finger or a quadripod grasp using the thumb, index, middle finger , and the side of the ring finger. Here is a quick exercise you can practice at home to teach correct pencil grip. Flip the pencil tip. Place the pencil on the table pointing away from you. Pinch the pencil with your thumb and index finger where the paint meets the wood. Hold the eraser with your other hand and twirl the pencil around. Tada! A perfect tripod 
Handwriting: Capital Letter Basics
A look at the four basic shapes that make up capital letters and how to help your child get started.
You should teach your child capital letters first because they are easier to master than lower case ones. It's important to use consistent language. The 4 terms I use for handwriting without tears they don't need to know are big line, little line, big curve, and little curve. Once children learn that these 4 shapes can make up every capital letter, learning their formation becomes natural. Always have your child start his capital letters at the top. This is a more efficient approach because beginning every capital letter at the top helps kids develop good writing habits early and eliminates the thought process, so it becomes automatic. Remember, capital letters are all the same height. 
Handwriting: Capital Letters A through E
Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting expert, shows how to form the capital letters A through E.
line down, another diagonal big line down, little across in the middle. Capital letter L is formed by big line down a little curve and then another little curb. Capital letter C is formed by 1 big curve. Capital letter D is formed by big line down and a big curve. Capital letter E is formed by big line down, little line across to the top, little line across in the middle, and little line 
Handwriting: Capital Letters F through J
Handwriting expert Lauren Stern explains the proper way to write the capital letters F through J.
little line across at the top and little line across in the middle . Capital letter G is formed by one big curve, little line up and a little line across. Capital letter H is formed by big line down and another big line down and a little line across in the middle . Capital letter I is formed by big line down, little line across at the top and little line across at the bottom. Capital 
Handwriting: Capital Letters K through O
Now, I'm going to show you the formation of writing the capital letters K, L, M, N, and O. Capital letter K is formed by big line down, diagonal little line, and another diagonal little line. Capital letter L is formed by big line down and little across at the bottom. Capital letter M is formed by big line down, diagonal big line down, diagonal big line up, and big line down. Capital letter N is formed by big line down, diagonal big line down and big line up. Capital letter O is formed by 1 big curve keep on going and stop.
formation of writing the capital letters K, L, M, N, and O. Capital letter K is formed by big line down, diagonal little line, and another diagonal little line. Capital letter L is formed by big line down and little across at the bottom. Capital letter M is formed by big line down, diagonal big line down, diagonal big line up, and big line down. Capital letter N is formed by big line down, diagonal big line down and big line up. Capital letter O is formed by 1 big curve keep on going and stop. 
Handwriting: Capital Letters P through T
The correct way to teach your child to write the capital letters P through T.
the formation of writing capital letters P, Q, R, S and T. Capital letter P is formed by big line down and a little curve. Capital letter Q is formed by one big curve, keep on going and stop, and now the little diagonal line. Capital letter R is formed by a big line down, a little curve and a little diagonal line. Capital letter S is formed by a little curve, turn and then a little curve. Capital letter T is formed by a big line down, and little line across at the top. 
Handwriting: Capital Letters U through Z
Now, I want to show you the formation in writing capital letters U, V, W, X, Y and Z. Capital letter U is formed by a big line down, turn, and big line up. Capital letter V is formed by a diagonal big line down and a diagonal big line up. Capital letter W is formed by a diagonal big line down, diagonal big line up, diagonal big line down and diagonal big line up. Capital letter X is formed by a big diagonal line down and another big diagonal line down. Capital letter Y is formed by a little diagonal line down and a big diagonal line down. Capital letter Z is formed by a little line across at the top, a big diagonal line down and a little line across at the bottom.
formation in writing capital letters U, V, W, X, Y and Z. Capital letter U is formed by a big line down, turn, and big line up. Capital letter V is formed by a diagonal big line down and a diagonal big line up. Capital letter W is formed by a diagonal big line down, diagonal big line up, diagonal big line down and diagonal big line up. Capital letter X is formed by a big diagonal line down and another big diagonal line down. Capital letter Y is formed by a little diagonal line down and a big diagonal line down. Capital letter Z is formed by a little line across at the top, a big diagonal line down and a little line across at 
Handwriting: Learning LowCase Letters
Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting specialist, explains how to get your child ready to learn lowercase letters.
change of direction required. Three or fouryear old children don't possess the motor skills to produce them, so I recommend waiting until your child is in kindergarten. This double lines paper is ideal for teaching lowercase