Handwriting At Home for Beginners© is an easy-to-access and easy-to-follow multi-media programme that builds your child’s fine and gross motor skills, stamina, and confidence.
By following the videos and activities, you can help your child shift from struggling to prepare themselves for the basic mechanics of learning how to write well, to enjoying all their early years in school and succeeding academically as well as personally. Unlike other programmes that just give you worksheets to figure out, Handwriting At Home for Beginners© offers you 2 sets of professionally filmed series of videos: one set is a Master Class to teach you how to help your child or pupil.
Handwriting speed and efficiency results in clear presentation that is both easy for teachers to grade and for pupils to assess for and correct errors (for example for written answers and for maths/science calculations).
When your child or pupil can easily perform handwriting, they are more able to take thorough and accurate lecture notes, to generate creative and effective solutions, enhance their reading comprehension, and improve their memory.
For those who have been writing well enough and now need to refine their skills in order to meet new academic demands, this course is the ticket to terrific.
Handwriting at this level also improves learning, memory, reading, maths, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
When you write with pencil/pen to paper your brain is able to generate solutions that it otherwise might not. When you can focus more on getting ideas down on paper and focus less on handwriting mechanics, you are able to conserve energy, enhance your brain’s performance and express your personality.
In schools today, handwriting is more important than ever before. Why? because the Department of Education (DfE), through the Standards & Testing Agency (2016 teaching assessment exemplification: end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 English Writing) and OFSTED,is insisting every child masters fluent and legible handwriting before they leave primary school.
For schools this means a child’s ability to write or not can make the difference between a school being awarded ‘Good’, ‘Outstanding’ or even ‘Requires Improvement’ by OFSTED.
For children, who are unable to write to the required standard for Year 6 (that’s writing in a legible, neat, joined up script), this means that they will not be assessed any higher than Key Stage 2. So, for the one in three children (according to Government figures) leaving primary school unable to write to the required standard, their academic careers will be effectively halted at primary school level because they do NOT meet the Department of Education’s standards.
In Start-Bee’s experience, the one in three figure is optimistic. When carrying out handwriting assessments in local primary schools, Start-Bee found, in one sample group of 75 Year 1 pupils, that only two pupils were considered emergent handwriters (that’s being able to write to the appropriate standard). To ensure each pupil met DfE’s attainment outcomes, more than three quarters of the group were subsequently placed onStart-Bee’s handwriting interventionprogramme.
Master Class Training Videos
Whether you want to become a Handwriting Specialist Tutor or you want to improve your confidence and competence as a parent whose child struggles with handwriting and academics, our Master Class gives you the information and inspiration you need.