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If handwriting motions are not efficient, it interferes with the whole writing process. Kindergarten-friendly handwriting practice is woven into authentic writing experiences that have meaning to the child -- not isolated drill!
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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting by Nellie Edge

This website page from Nellie Edge "Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy" is FILLED with proven kindergarten-friendly handwriting practices STARTING WITH THE "NAME TICKET." See how master teachers weave handwriting practice into authentic literacy events that have meaning to the child.

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We begin the year with this familiar song. A copy goes in the children's "I Can Read" Poetry notebook. Find other September poetry under the Free Poetry tab at www.nellieedge.com

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"Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work" by Nellie Edge is an integrated multisensory approach to teaching handwriting that encourages art,music,sign language, and authentic writing practice. This approach is demonstrated on Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2. View glimpses of best handwriting practices with free downloads and videos on website handwriting page.

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Mark making in moon dust - a sensory tray for early learning.

Erupting Moon Dust Prewriting Activity ~ Learn Play Imagine

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The reason I always insist on crisscross with hands and legs is because it forces the student to cross their midline. I like to tap into the idea of Brain Gym in my classroom. Movement with intention to increase learning. I truly believe that this movement allows students to find a focus and a calming point.

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REIMAGINING ONLINE professional development: BY kindergarten teachers - FOR kindergarten teachers. 3 powerful online seminars for ABC Phonics skills + kindergarten handwriting + authentic sight word work. Proven strategies. Step-by-step video tutorials. Unlimited access.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting by Nellie Edge

Children memorize, recite, and illustrate handwriting “I can read” pages. To download the “I” Chant and other handwriting pages, see Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting at neellieedge.com. View a proven, multisensory approach for kindergarten handwriting. Handwriting practice is woven into authentic writing experiences that have meaning to the child—not isolated drill.

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Fantastic information about crayons!!!! ALLLL teachers SHOULD read this post!

Color My World « Miss Mancy's Blog

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How scissor skills can help handwriting development! We at www.nellieedge.com like this link for handwriting support.

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"Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work" by Nellie Edge is an integrated multisensory approach to teaching handwriting that encourages art,music,sign language, and authentic writing practice. This approach is demonstrated on Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2. View glimpses of best handwriting practices with free downloads and videos on website handwriting page.

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Kindergartners delight in learning how to draw and make twinkling, spiral and five-point stars. This provides an introduction to kindergarten-friendly handwriting. Learn more about this authentic approach to handwriting that incorporates the arts and multisensory teaching and learning.

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35 Fun Ways To Improve Your Child's Handwriting - Without Writing

35 Fun Ways to Improve Your Child's Handwriting! Without Writing! Incredible resource in one article. Written by a pediatric OT - expert advice! Great link to share with Kinder parents!

35 Fun Ways To Improve Your Child's Handwriting - Without Writing

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Kindergarten–Friendly Handwriting Matters!

FREE HANDWRITING PRACTICE pages, articles, strategies, and research. Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters! is a beautiful blog for kindergarten and special ed teachers, and parents who homeschool. Discover joyful pathways to accelerated literacy.

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Fantastic information about crayons!!!! ALLLL teachers SHOULD read this post!

Color My World « Miss Mancy's Blog

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Cool Blue Capitals: Kids get to use a Cool Blue Marker when they write a capital letter!

Fluttering Through First Grade: Cool Blue Capitals

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Specialist Pencil Grips. Should I get a pencil grip? Read more at http://www.yourkidsot.com/1/post/2014/04/should-i-get-a-pencil-grip.html

Should I get a pencil "grip"?

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We begin the year with this familiar song. A copy goes in the children's "I Can Read" Poetry notebook. Find other September poetry under the Free Poetry tab at www.nellieedge.com

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Explained with pictures; hooray! Hey, we can’t all have perfect grasps…but we can have functional grasps. Determining the differences between the two can save parents and children a lot of unnecessary headaches.

When to "Fix" a Pencil Grasp

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Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock.

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Left handed letter formation guide and resources - we at www.nellieedge.com like this link.

Left Handed Children - help for children, parents and teachers

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READ EXCERPTS FROM RESEARCH: Why kindergarten-friendly handwriting instruction is SO important to the writing and reading process. Take advantage of how the brain learns best! http://nellieedge.com/blog/resources/Research-WhyHandwriting-Important.pdf

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting and high-frequency word work begins with the letter "I" and songs and movement chants. Include "heart word" and handwriting chants in the children's "I Can Read" notebook. Download the "I" Chant. Under the Free Poetry tab/September, find over 200 free songs, poems, chants, and rhymes for "I Can Read" notebooks.

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Sugar/Salt Writing plus 14 other FUN & hands-on ways to practice writing with kids

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"Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work" by Nellie Edge is an integrated multisensory approach to teaching handwriting that encourages art,music,sign language, and authentic writing practice. This approach is demonstrated on Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2. View glimpses of best handwriting practices with free downloads and videos on website handwriting page.

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Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

Teaching pencil grip is one of the foundation skills from Nellie Edge “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters.” An in-depth photo essay, featuring 10 practical handwriting tips, is a “must-read” for preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents. This Weekly Focus blog includes FREE parent letters.

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