Smart Write (Handwriting)

Introduction 

Handwriting is an essential skill for both children and adults. ... Handwriting activates the brain more than using keyboard, because it involves more complex motor and cognitive skills. Also, it contributes to reading fluency because it activates visual perception of letters. It is a complex skill as it involves pencil grip, letter formation, and body posture. There are other elements involved in handwriting including vision, eye-hand coordination, muscle memory, posture, body control, as well as pencil grasp and letter formation. ARISTO KID'S SMART WRITE course teaches it’s students all these skills. 
There are many keys of fluid, automatic and legible handwriting. Each Key contains special design practice pages, so that student can easily improves his/her handwriting skill. Students will learn how to incorporate these keys/skills into their daily writing.

In recent years, modern technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate through writing. However, despite the increased use of computers for writing, the skill of handwriting remains important in education, employment and in everyday life.

This program is designed for children to improve not only legibility but also aesthetics of their handwriting in an easy and fun way. The course book is designed in such a way that kids take interest in improving their handwriting, also we train the trainer in such a way he/she goes in a systematic way so that children start showing interest and commitment in improving their handwriting. 

A test is conducted at the end of course and certificate is issued to the student after satisfied performance of the child. Company provides training, course material, test and certificate, also takes feedback from parent during and after the course to ensure 100% satisfaction of parents.

Course Structure – Smart Write @ Aristo Kids

How to improve Handwriting?

The right grasp is important - Good handwriting is achieved by finding the right grasp and posture for the pencil. If the pencil is not grasped correctly, the writing won’t flow quickly and easily. The correct way of holding the pencil is to rest it next to the base of the thumb. The child should hold the pencil lightly but firmly with his or her thumb, middle finger, and index finger. This will allow them to write more without fatiguing their fingers. This is the first basic step in developing good handwriting skills.

Following the line is key - One problem many children face is keeping their letters in proportion with one another while also following the line. This results in the words appearing mismatched, with each character a different size and going out of the line of flow. Parents and educators can help their children overcome this problem by following certain methods, such as making them practice writing on lined paper so that they can fill up the space between the lines properly. Make sure the capital letters fill the space between the top and bottom lines, and see to it that the lowercase letters are about half the size of the capital letters. There are specially lined notebooks with blue and red markings which help kids with poor handwriting overcome their difficulties with this problem.

Improving the pace of writing – Finding the right pace at which to write can increase automaticity, which lessens the burden on a child’s working memory. This means not having to actively concentrate on the act of writing itself, and instead shifts the focus to thinking about what to write. Some children have a habit of writing slowly while others write at a fast pace. Children should be made to write within a particular timeline, and to help them do that parents must keep a keen eye on their child’s writing speed and set the timeline accordingly.

Keeping sustainable pressure - Most children have a tendency to put a lot of pressure on the paper or notebook they are writing on. This will not only spoil their handwriting but also stress their fingers and tire them out very quickly. Children should be taught to hold the writing tool lightly but firmly, and not apply an excess of pressure on the paper while writing. By following this step, the words will glide easily and the handwriting will end up neat and aesthetically pleasing.

Training through tools and handwriting kits - There are many handwriting tools and kits available in the market that can help children improve their handwriting skills. For example, Zaner-Bloser solutions are amongst the most globally acclaimed tools, used by schools and parents all over the world to enable young kids to improve their handwriting. These handwriting solutions are aimed at grades K to 6 and consist of a mix of print and digital solutions. Zaner-Bloser’s handwriting program is a definitive package for handwriting instruction which teaches students to write fluently and legibly in fewer than fifteen minutes a day, from their first letters all the way up to cursive script.

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