The brain and the hand are closely linked together,
which is why handwriting is so important.
If there is danger, the hand moves to provide defence. If there is a delicate task, the hand is called upon. If contact is required with an unknown object, the hand goes first.
Which helps us to understand why handwriting is so important. For not only does good handwriting make it easier for exam markers to read the student’s script, but it also develops hand, eye and brain co-ordination.
This means that as well as helping with exam scores, good handwriting gives students the chance to develop their essential fine motor skills.
This is why we have produced not just the Handwriting Rescue Scheme for fully cursive handwriting, but also two books of follow-on-exercises.
First, the Handwriting Rescue scheme: it contains over 300 copiable structured exercises designed to establish complete cursive letter formation. Tests have shown that the use of such material encourages the development of an automatic response to frequently used spelling choices.
Second, moving beyond Handwriting Rescue we have the follow-on-exercises.
Each of these two books contains 65 copiable activities which help with the embedding of cursive letter formation across every letter combination in the language.
As such, the volumes cover both key words and irregular words. Additionally, they cover the writing of speech marks, handwriting practice with useful word lists, and exercises writing of frequently misspelt words.
In effect, through the profound brain-hand connection the students can learn to improve their handwriting while simultaneously improving their grasp of the written language.
There are more details of Handwriting Rescue follow-on-exercises Book 1 on our website.
You can also find information on Handwriting Rescue follow-on-exercises Book 2 by clicking here.
If you already have the Handwriting Rescue Scheme and purchase both follow-on books they will be supplied at a 10% discount.
The Handwriting Rescue course itself should be used before the follow-on books. You can find more information on the course on our website.
If you have not purchased the Rescue Scheme already you can buy the Scheme and the follow-on books for the special price of £85.
You can order The Handwriting Rescue Scheme and follow-on materials in any of these ways: