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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.

How Can We Help You?

Teachers

Do you want to raise standards in your school? Are you aware of the recent changes to the National Curriculum? Learn more

Students

Are you in teacher training and want to know more about handwriting literacy? Start here

Parents

Are you concerned about your child’s handwriting? Here’s what to do

Therapists

Do you work with children who have handwriting difficulties? See how we help therapists

About Handwriting

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

Top Publications

Free Downloads

Good Practice for Handwriting Toolkit

Download our Good Practice for Handwriting Toolkit free of charge. The pack includes a poster and two of our popular Tips for TeachingLearn more

Recent Publication

Handwriting - Are You Concerned?

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

Handwriting Schemes

Choosing a Handwriting Scheme is designed to help schools/teachers choose the most appropriate handwriting scheme for their pupils. Learn more

Tips for Teaching

Tips for Teaching full digital set

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

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“My pencil is my friend. Our letters curl and bend, And when ideas refuse to come I chew the other end.”

In Praise of Handwriting, by Julia Donaldson

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