Education and Learning

Slow writing

Sankdip Das
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Nov 27, 2012

Class teacher advised to increase speed of writing of my 4 year old child. However his handwriting is good and makes less mistakes when write slowly.   How to increase speed of writing?

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Sankdip Das

| Jan 15, 2013

@neetu, anurima, kago and swati, thank you very much for your reply.

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Swati

| Nov 29, 2012

Hey sankdip !! though your son has a lot of time on his hands but one thing that helped my son was practice books. I bought him a lot of practice books and he wrote in them ( he copied his favorite story book ). after a while the repetition of words led to improvement in his writing speed ( he literally had to think less on the shape of the letter )... but over all just give him time , he will surely get there...

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kago adi

| Nov 28, 2012

Hellow sankdip. don worry it is a normal process of small children. your child wll improve gradually as he grows up but u make him write everyday since he is a KG standard. this wll make him speed up his writing. gud luck!

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Anurima

| Nov 27, 2012

Hi Sankdip. Your child must have been recently introduced to the letters, number and the whole concept of learning as he is only 4 years old. Try not to pressurize him to write fast. You could try getting him some books on cursive writing to start practicing on. Please try and keep his study time very short as children at this age has an attention span of only 20mins. Allow frequent breaks. and try to keep the activity fun and short. He will catch up soon :) Good luck

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Neetu Ralhan

| Nov 27, 2012

Make it into a game or something fun which ends in appreciation in any form you like.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Nov 27, 2012

Hi Sankdip. That is a really young child. I can suggest one thing. Probably time his work, as in gently create a time target to finish up a particular piece of writing. Time him 5 minutes less than he would usually take and gradually move up. All of this done really gently so that the child does not feel pressurised to write and finish faster. I have faced this and can say that if they get stressed out , writing skill goes for a toss. All the best!

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