Bold Lines Handwriting TrickWorking on handwriting with kids can be difficult. There are many underlying factors that play into messy writing: visual perception concerns, fine motor deficits, visual motor integration problems, inefficient pencil grasp, attention, positioning, and cognitive level are just some areas that play into legibility with written work. When several of these factors co-exist, writing can be downright sloppy.
One way to work on handwriting legibility is to add bold lines to the paper. This is just one easy way to help kids attend to the lines on the page, visualize a stopping point for letter formation, and draw attention to the writing space.
Today, I'm sharing a quick and easy handwriting trick that is part of a month-long series on easy handwriting tips. Check out the link for a full list of the activities as they go up each day this month.
Use Bold Lines on the Paper to Help with Handwriting
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Adding bold lines to writing paper or worksheets is a quick way to help kids focus on the lines and be more aware of line awareness when writing. A quick swipe with a marker or pen is all that it takes, many times. There are also lined paper packets available for sale. Try some of these ideas for adding bold lines to paper: