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A lot needs to happen before your child can pick up a pen and write. They need to learn to coordinate hand and eye movements, strengthen their hands and fingers so they can grip and develop balance for pencil control to name but a few.

The leaflets below are full of easy ideas you can use to help your child develop the skills they need for writing. They'll give you an understanding of what children like and can do too.

*For tips and advice on how to help your child please visit the Surrey Family Information Service website: