If you are looking for answers to common handwriting problems in kids, then this is the place to start for handwriting help, activities to help kids improve the skills they need for legible written work, and success when writing with a pencil. Handwriting problems are common for kids of all ages. There are many reasons for this (read more below) but the good news is that there are ways to address the underlying developmental need and to accommodate or modify to promote improved legibility. You can find all of our handwriting on the tab at the top of the site, but this is a headquarters for specific legibility problem areas.
Do you know a child with handwriting struggles?
Are you a parent who sees their child battle the pencil every day as they try to write letters, erase completely, and read the homework they wrote down in school just an hour earlier?
Are you a teacher who has students who consistently reverse letters, write with little regard to the lines, uses a strange pencil grasp, or can not keep up with the rest of the class because of handwriting issues?
Are you a therapist who works with kids one-on-one to meet handwriting goals and then cringe to see that same child not carrying over skills he’s seemed to master? Or are you looking for ways to meet handwriting goals so that your clients can achieve success in the classroom?
Are you a homeschooling parent who knows their smart child isn’t learning as they should be because of handwriting issues?
Common Handwriting Problems
Common handwriting problems include:
Be sure to bookmark this page because I will be sharing more ways to develop the skills needed for consistent, legible handwriting and preparing go-to resources so that you can find all of these handwriting strategies, tips, and tricks in one place.