Getting a good grip on writing

November 12, 2014 | STABILO

Learning how to hold a pen or pencil properly from an early age is the best way to develop good writing habits for the rest of your life. A good grip will make writing smoother and neater, avoiding cramping and fatigue. The most universally recognised and recommended writing grip is the tripod grip. (more…)


Helping with homework

October 16, 2014 | STABILO

Supporting your child’s education at home is vital for their learning development and creating a positive attitude towards school. The amount of homework a child is expected to complete varies with age, school and teacher. (more…)


Writing Styles

September 11, 2014 | STABILO

How handwriting is taught in England Across the UK, different approaches are taken to providing guidelines for teaching. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is used for supporting pre-school and Reception children while the National Curriculum regulates learning for all school-age children in state schools across England, while in Wale [...]


Challenges for left handed writers

September 5, 2014 | STABILO

When will I know if my child is right or left handed? It may be possible to see which hand your child prefers as early as 6 to 9 months although they may not consistently favour one hand until they are two or three years old. Some children can be ambidextrous up to the age of 6 so don’t worry if their dominant hand still isn’t clear. It’s [...]