In all our books and worksheets, we have used Zaner-Bloser Handwriting which makes it easy to deliver high-quality, developmentally appropriate handwriting instruction.
Handwriting is more than a fine motor skill. Research shows that handwriting instruction and handwriting skill has impact on students’ overall literacy development and that early fine motor writing skills predict later academic achievement.
Preschool students who have greater ease with fine motor writing tasks have better academic skills in second grade in both reading and math (Dinehart & Manfra, 2013).
Handwriting practice is a key component of the motor learning necessary to form letters and numerals correctly (Asher, 2006).
When students develop the fine motor skills that accompany learning to write by hand, their writing speed and output increase (Graham & Harris, 2005; Graham & Weintraub, 1996). Fluency, automaticity, and the quality of higher-order written language skills: As students’ handwriting becomes more fluent and automatic, they can devote more attentional resources to complex writing tasks, and their written language improves (Christensen & Jones, 2000). Other research suggests that handwriting is significantly related to writing fluency and quality for both primary and intermediate elementary students (Graham, Berninger, Abbott, Abbott, & Whitaker, 1997).