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:
3. For right-handers, exercise books and worksheets should be placed at a slant (15-degree angle) to the left, while left-handers should position them at an angle of ca. 30 degrees to the right. When sitting right in front of the table, this position corresponds to the respective movement of the forearm, allowing both left-and right-handers to monitor and control the writing process, since the hand rests below the writing line. This position is of particular importance to left-handers, as they often develop a ‘hooked’ hand position which gives rise to cramps and makes them overstretch their hand and fingers.
5. The light must come in from a direction which ensures that the child will not be working in the shadow of their hand which would impair writing and/or visuomotor skills.