The National Handwriting Association is a charity whose aims are to raise awareness of the importance of handwriting as a vital component of literacy, to promote good practice in the teaching of handwriting and to support those who work with children with handwriting difficulties.
Do you want to know the requirements for handwriting in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for English? Learn more
Are you in teacher training and want to know more about handwriting literacy? Start here
Are you concerned about your child’s handwriting? Here’s what to do
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Handwriting is a means of expressing language, just like speech, and it also leaves a lasting trace. It is a complex skill to master, one which involves linguistic, cognitive, perceptual and motor components. Some people, young and old, find handwriting difficult and need help to perfect the skill. Even in the computer age, handwriting is important. Read more
Download our Good Practice for Handwriting Toolkit free of charge. The pack includes a poster and two of our popular Tips for Teaching. Learn more
Our latest guide for parents – Handwriting… are you concerned? – is now available as a printed booklet or digital download, at a discount for members. Learn more
The NHA’s annual journal Handwriting Today has a new look. Members will be sent their free printed copy by post and can download the digital version here.
Our popular Tips for Teaching series is available as a full set of leaflets at a discount or free digital download for members. Learn more
National Handwriting Association
2 Moths Grace, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9FY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1256 464 598