Some further points to bear in mind
Suitable pencils as well as the following criteria will have a positive impact on children’s handwriting skills:
For right-handers, exercise books and worksheets should be sloped at an incline of around 15 degrees to the left, and of around 30 degrees to the right for left-handers. When sitting front on to a desk, this position corresponds to the movement of the lower arm; the writing can be checked while writing by both left-handers and right-handers because the hand is positioned under the line. This position is particularly important for left-handers as they often tend to develop a hook position while writing which results in an incredible overstretching and too much tension in both the hand and fingers.
Incidence of light
The light must fall over a page to suit a child’s hand preference and without causing any shadows that would shade the writing or distort the eye-hand coordination. If several children are writing or making things at one table, whether at school or in their leisure time, they should sit so that they do not disturb each other with their active arms.