Australian Handwriting

January 01, 2019

Australian Handwriting Fonts. Australian handwriting for schools.

  • 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 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 your child can learn 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 the children that haven't even began to start to learn to from 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 the parents fault, they don't know, but still that doesn't make it any easier for the parent when their child is 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 any of the parents 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 come up to them and say "Writeboards have the wrong fonts and at their child's school they do not write like that". Of course they were wrong; however, I understand how confused parents must be. 

  • 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.

Writeboards offer an Ironclad 100% money back guarantee that we have used the best fonts in the world for your child!

Australian Handwriting Fonts for Your Child. 100% Money Back Guarantee!

If you would like to know the right way that your child is supposed to write for your individual State school you can visit the Writeboards website.

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 do not have to suffer this heartache. 

 To read 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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