Handwriting is a complex task. When kids are struggling to hold the pencil, form letters, sit up strait, and visually attend to the tasks at hand, parts of handwriting can easily become more difficult. Size awareness in handwriting is one of these areas. When a child is asked to write quickly, copy from a distant point such as a board in the classroom, write creatively in a writing prompt, or visually scan between a book or workbook, letter size quickly declines.
You often times see kids with handwriting struggles with words and letters of all sizes. There might be tall letters (b, d, h, k, t…) and upper case letters that are the same size as lower case/small letters like a, c, o, m, s, or v, etc.
Try these handwriting activities to help kids work on neatness and legibility with consistent letter size. Be sure to stop back as there will be more activities added to this page!
Size Awareness in Handwriting
Work on Visual Perception with Markers
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