Friday, May 14, 2021

Pre- Handwriting Skills

 The more a child practices reading and writing, the more they broaden their vocabulary and are able to communicate more effectively to each other and their teachers. Research suggests that the process of forming letters while handwriting plays a crucial role in the activation of neural pathways that are associated with strong reading skills. 

Research in studies also show, children who practice handwriting do better at reading and spelling. Experts believe that forming letters by hand while learning sounds activates reading circuits in the brain that promote literacy. Handwriting reinforces our reading and language processing skills. Writing by hand allows time to slow down the thought process enabling the child to think about the words, how they are spelt and the structure of the writing.

The benefits that handwriting offers today's student are countless. With practice, handwriting provides more confidence, better dexterity, improved recall, and memory; and it can even help those students suffering from disabilities like ADD and Dyslexia. At AoHV we are proud to offer an engaging curriculum that not only makes learning fun, but fosters a sense of accomplishment and confidence concerning language, literacy, and handwriting. Our "Get Set For School" Program encourages the children to write correctly as well as learning sight words to prepare them for the literacy tasks of elementary school. Great job to our little artists for their priceless masterpieces!