To be a fast writer, a child needs to first understand the context of what to write down. They need to know a wide range of vocabulary so that they are not stuck trying to remember which word best fits in a sentence. Read to your child if they are not able to, but allow them to read to themselves as well so that they can learn how to pronounce words and eventually write them. Make learning enjoyable to them by playing word games that are simple for them to remember. Fast scribbling is dependent on a child’s posture, their hold on a pencil, or even how to place their books. Train the child on how to sit properly when jotting down anything and allow them to perform simple hand exercises that will improve their grip.
Coloring is known to strengthen a child’s wrist through the back and forth movement. It is a fun activity that works on a child’s grasp on a pen and will enable them to write faster since their fists will be more flexible. Communication can be frustrating to some children so it is important to be patient with them. Allow them to write down each letter one by one and observe how the child writes each of one them. Point out the problematic parts and encourage the child to write more words containing the problematic alphabets. This activity will get a child to be more comfortable communicating through the said letters faster.
Allow the child to come up with stories and listen to them being careful as to correct them in case of a word pronounced wrong. Encourage them to put the stories on a piece of paper. Since they will be using words that they find to be interesting, a child will write fast enough to put out all their creative ideas. The writing style could be the reason for slow-paced penmanship as well as for a slow creative process. If a child is writing letters that are too big, much time is spent in trying to make out the alphabets. Train a child on how to write simple sized letters by writing down short sentences for them to copy in the same pattern. Over time, the children will find it easier to write using smaller letters and move faster when putting words down.
Stationery could also be impeding a child’s writing pace. Select pencils that are easy to hold, have the right amount of thickness, and will give great quality to their inscription. As a parent or teacher, you can have children write mail to each other as a means of improving their penmanship. Be sure to applaud them for their work consequently encouraging them to write more. You can even create a word board in your house where a child can write down a new word learned every day. It would be a personal space where the child can improve their skills as well as their confidence. Both teachers and parents need to invest in the child’s writing skills or else the children will not learn fast.