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Why Choose This Program?

Designed by Lisa Marnell, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

What makes "Handwriting Help for Kids" a successful handwriting program?

        * "Letter Stories"

        * "Letter Groups"

        * "Starting Stars" 

        * Multi-Sensory approach to learning


                   . .  .WHAT?         . . . READ MORE!

a unique "Letter Story" is taught for every letter

fun stories provide a visual and auditory approach to learning letters 


children master the kinesthetic "feel" for correct letter formation - where to

start a letter, how to form it correctly, and where to end it

"Letter Stories"                         

"Letter Story" for "b":


The dog runs down the path 

then in FORWARD


similar letters are grouped together

kid-friendly group names are easy for kids to remember (Down & Bumps,

Tall Pals, and Sticks & Stones)

kids with stronger auditory skills learn group names quickly

"Letter Groups"                         

the "Down & Bumps" group!


a "Starting Star" is positioned at the start of all letters

this way kids always start letters where they should


practice letters by starting at the star to learn the right "feel" for letters 

"Starting Stars"                         



kids draw letters with their "Fingers First" with the large letter model

kids do "Rainbow Writing" with crayon pieces, and form letter many times

try "Large Letter Practice" at a chalkboard, starting at the "Starting Star"





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