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Australian Handwriting

October 17, 2019

Australian Handwriting, Australian School Handwriting, Aussie Handwriting

Australian Handwriting For Your Child

  • Walk into any big Department store in Australia and you will find an educational section that is supposedly devoted to helping your child's education.
  • Discount stores also have write-on boards with the alphabet on them and sometimes books as well.  

What these stores do not tell you as the parent is that:

  • You are teaching your child the wrong way to write.
  • The educational materials that you are purchasing do not even slightly resemble the shape or the angle of any of the letters or numbers that are taught in any Australian school.

  • Pictured above is a book that even comes with a free pen so you can teach your child to form their alphabet the wrong way over and over again.
  • You will notice the 3+ on the book, encouraging you as a parent to start teaching them the wrong way to write straight away.

If you take this path (which many parents do because they think they are helping their child) by the time your child gets to school they will be even further behind in the class than a child that has not even began to start to learn to form their letters and numbers. 

How do you think your child would feel?

  • First of all they would be totally confused - mum wouldn't teach me the wrong way?
  • Their self esteem would have taken a huge hit - they thought that they were so good, "Mum and Grandma had been telling everyone how good I am".
  • And lastly the feeling of being dumb or less adequate - such a horrible feeling.

Unfortunately this happens too often!

This is not your fault, however, that doesn't make it any easier for you when you watch your poor child suffering and having to learn to form their letters and numbers all over again.

  • The book pictured above prompts you to buy this to help you child get ahead. We have all heard about NAPLAN on the news and you know that this is the way your child will be measured against their classmates and other children in Australia.
  • No one is telling you that this is NOT the way your child will learn to form letters at any Australian school.

Here are more pictures of department stores selling the wrong educational materials for your child.

  • Now I can hear some of you saying, at my school they write like that and to tell you the truth I don't blame you, as no one has told you any different.
  • Over the nine years that Writeboards have been in business we have had parents tell us that we have the wrong handwriting and at their child's school they do not write like that. Of course they were wrong; however, I understand how confused parents are. 

  • The other huge factor is that we trust big department stores and if they are selling them, surely they must be right? After all the sign says "Trusted by teachers", why wouldn't you believe that as a parent, I know I would if I didn't know any different.

  • Most of these products are imported from overseas and completed using a font called Bat and Ball (also known as stick and ball). 
  • When you purchase this educational material, all you are really doing is making a donation to these companies and teaching your child the wrong way to form both their letters and numbers.

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If you would like to know the right way that your child is supposed to write for your individual State school go to Worksheets for Australian Children.

Note: While I was out taking these photos I spoke to one of the employees who had worked in that particular department store for five years. She had no idea that all of the educational material was wrong; she had even purchased it for her own child.

Writeboards encourages you as a parent, grandparent etc. to spread this blog to as many people as possible so children in Australia do not have to suffer this heartache. 

To learn more about handwriting in Australian Schools please go to our blog called "Teach Your Child Australian Handwriting"

 Until next time keep smiling...




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