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The Kids’ Guide to Getting Your Words on Paper

The Kids’ Guide to Getting Your Words on Paper

Simple Stuff to Build the Motor Skills and Strength for Handwriting

Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Elissa Elwick

Quick Overview

This fun guide supports kids age 7-12 to take control of their own writing difficulties, through worksheets and activities for building strength, coordination and stamina. As their skills improve, so too will their confidence and attainment. Illustrated throughout and with a quiz and handy checklists to track progress.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 9.61in x 6.77in / 244mm x 172mm, 144pp
ISBN: 9781787751569


Does your hand ache when you write?

Packed with fun and simple ideas to help kids feel good about writing, this handwriting book with a difference helps children embed the strength and skills they need to get the most out of their written work, at home and school!

From different kinds of cushions, hand warm-ups, and cool eye scan exercises, and pencil grips to yoga balls in cardboard boxes, personalized activity binders, playdough, lego, and Velcro on pencils, this book is filled with fun stuff to help kids focus, get stronger, and be in control of their writing. The strategies in the book are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts, a quiz to identify areas of most difficulty, and checklists for children to track their own progress.

Armed with the strategies and exercises in this book, kids will be well on their way to writing with greater ease, and the positive self-esteem that goes along with that. Suitable for children with writing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 12.


'Lots of practical tips to help kids have better writing skills. When I was eight, I was the last student in my class to have good handwriting. I would have loved all the pencil grips that you showed in your book. Another tip that I completely agree with is heaving a soft pencil.'
- Temple Grandin, Author Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain

'Know any kids struggling with writing? Lauren Brukner's empathic writing style is straight-forward, empowering and kid-friendly. Using her do-able strategies, students feel prepared to overcome resistance or anxiety, organize ideas and details, and tackle grade-level written assignments. Read this book with your students. You'll learn something, too!!'
- Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA

'The real value of the book is its uncomplicatedness and relevance to the world, in which children hold tablets as often as pencils. No child struggling with writing should be considered at risk of poor achievement before they have tried Lauren's tricks of the Occupational Therapy trade. The visual-motor coordination strategies feel natural and unpretentious, and that's why they work.'
- Lidia Stanton – dyslexia specialist and psychologist


By (author): Lauren Brukner
Illustrated by: Elissa Elwick