How to practice handwriting

Handwriting is a complex skill that takes time and practice to develop. There are a number of ways to practice handwriting, including tracing, writing in sand or writing in air. With patience and practice, you can develop beautiful handwriting.

Although computers have become the primary way of writing for many people, there are still many benefits to handwriting. Handwriting can improve brain function and memory, help with problem-solving skills, and boost creativity.

When it comes to practicing handwriting, there are a few things you can do to make sure you're getting the most out of it. First, it's important to find a pencil grip that works for you. There are a variety of grips that can make it more comfortable and easier to write for extended periods of time.

Next, be sure to use the right paper. There are special handwriting papers that have guidelines for each letter. This can be especially helpful when you're first starting out. If you print worksheets from this website, they will be printed with these guidelines.

Finally, make sure you're taking breaks and not overdoing it. Handwriting can be tiring, so it's important to give your hand a break every now and then.


  1. How to practice handwriting
  2. The basics of handwriting
  3. How to improve your handwriting
  4. How to make handwriting practice fun
  5. The benefits of good handwriting
  6. Tips for better handwriting

How to practice handwriting

The best way to practice handwriting is to write out words or sentences over and over again. This helps to muscle memory and makes it so that you can write without having to think about each individual letter. Another good way to practice is to use a worksheet with different handwriting exercises.

It's important not to practice for too long as this can tir your hand, and in worst case even hurt it. We recommend multiple 15-20 minute sessions throughout the day. Our 30-day challenge is based on 2h daily practice, with 6 x 20 min.

The basics of handwriting

Most people use a grip that is comfortable for them when they hold a pen or pencil, but there are a few different ways to grip a writing utensil. The three main ways to grip a pen are the Tripod Grip, the Quadruped Grip, and theadaptive Grip. The Tripod Grip is when you hold the pen between your thumb and first two fingers, and rest your third finger on the paper. The Quadruped Grip is when you hold the pen between your thumb and first finger, and rest your other three fingers below the pen. The Adaptive Grip is when you hold the pen in any way that is comfortable for you. Whichever grip you use, make sure that you hold the pen or pencil close to the point to get the best control.

When you are first learning how to write, it is important to use the proper formation for each letter. This means that each letter should start at the top, and you should make a continuous line when you write. It is also important to use the right amount of pressure when you write. This can be different for each person, but you should use enough pressure so that the lead is not broken, but not so much pressure that the lead bends.

How to improve your handwriting

If you want to improve your handwriting, there are a few things you can do. First, take a look at your handwriting and see what needs improvement. Are your letters too big or too small? Are they slanted or crooked? Once you know what needs to be fixed, you can start practicing.

One way to practice is to trace letters. You can find alphabet tracing worksheets, as well as practice sheets with sentences and full texts on this website. Start with the letters that give you the most trouble. As you trace, pay attention to the size, slant, and shape of the letter. Try to make your letter look like the one you are tracing.

Another way to practice is to write out the alphabet multiple times. Write each letter a few times until you feel comfortable with it. Then, move on to words. Start with simple words, then work your way up to longer words and sentences. As you practice, focus on making your letters the same size and shape. Write slowly and try not to rush.

With a little practice, you should see a difference in your handwriting. Be patient and keep at it, and soon you’ll have beautiful handwriting!

How to make handwriting practice fun

If you are a creative type of person, scrap booking could be the perfect place to make handwriting practice fun. Find yourself a nice scrap book or bullet journal, that appeals to you. Next, get some colored pens, and then start writing. If you want to use the sheets from this website, print them, fill them out and then glue them to your scrap book.

If you love reading, our favourite suggestion is to find some short short stories from authors you like, and use them as "custom text" in our sheet creator tool. Then, cross your heart and solemnly swear not to read the story in advance before you get there in the writing. Reading a short story in the pace you write can really help building up suspene in unimaginable ways. You will have the time to think of dozens of different ways the author may take the story. And if it's a good story, you'll want to keep writing to know how it ends. A word of advice here: don't print stories that are too long to practice write in one day.

Another way to make handwriting practice fun is to turn it into a game. For example, you can time yourself to see how fast you can write a specific amoutn of text. Or, see how many words you can write in one minute. Another way to make it fun is to have a contest with friends or family members to see who can write the neatest or most words in a minute.

Finally, you can use different colored pens or pencils, or even write on whiteboards to make the activity more interesting.

The benefits of handwriting

There are many benefits of practicing handwriting. Handwriting can improve your motor skills, cognitive development, and memory. Handwriting can also help you to better express your thoughts and feelings, as opposed to writing on a computer.

When it comes to having a good handwriting, there is a whole other set of benefits. For one, it is much easier to read and understand something that has been handwritten neatly. This can be especially beneficial in academic settings, where professors often have to read and grade dozens or even hundreds of papers. Good handwriting can also make a person appear more professional and competent, which can be helpful in both personal and business contexts.

Finally, simply taking the time to write neatly can be a form of self-care, a way to slow down and be mindful in a fast-paced world.

Tips for better handwriting

  1. Use a pencil grip that is comfortable for you.
  2. Rest your hand on the paper so that your fingers are not touching the table or your leg.
  3. Use your shoulder and arm to move your hand, not your wrist.
  4. To make a letter in print, start at the top and move down. For cursive, start at the bottom
  5. Make sure all the lines in a letter are the same width.
  6. Letters should be spaced out evenly.