When your left-handed child first starts writing, they may find
it easier to form certain letters of the alphabet their own special
way, and you can make writing easier for them by showing them
The table below shows the directions in which to form letters
for joined up (or "cursive" writing). You will see that some
letters have a second, alternative direction which left-handers
often find more comfortable. Encourage your child to try both and
see which they prefer.
For all children, correct letter formation from the very
beginning is the foundation for good handwriting, which is why
joined up writing will now be taught in U.K. schools to children
from age 4 onwards.
Forming letters Aa to Gg
Forming letters Mm to Zz