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Fun with writing

Background

Writing is an ability exclusive to human beings. While many of us write, we differ in our grip of the pen, the speed with which we write and our handwriting. Some people are born without or have lost their fingers. Can these people write? How? Observing how each of us write, how difficult or easy is it to write with other limbs can be fun and informative. 

Aim

Observe the process of writing and the parts of the arm used

Recognise the role of each of the fingers in the process of writing

Recognise the difficulties faced by people without limbs 

Activities

Which fingers do you use for writing? Observe how you grip the pen. Does everyone grip his or her pencil the same way?

Can you write without using your thumb? [Write a sentence without using your thumb] Does your hand writing change now? Can you write as fast as you usually do?

Can you write with your other hand? [Write a sentence with a pencil in your other hand] What difficulty do you face? Is your handwriting the same?

Can you write with your toes? [Write a sentence with a pencil in your toes] Is it easy? What difficulty do you face?

Can you write holding a pencil in your mouth? [Write a sentence with a pencil in your mouth]

Write a sentence using very huge letters. Write a sentence using only capital letters. Can you write as easily? Can you write as fast?

Write a sentence using very tiny letters. How small can the letters be? Does your handwriting change? 

Related Questions

Does everyone use the right hand to write? How many of them use their left? Is it difficult to write with the left hand?

Some people are born without or have lost their fingers. How do people without fingers write?

Does practice make your writing better? Can you write as well with your other hand if you practice?

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