Closing the Gap
We want to ensure no children are left behind in learning. We know that this is often the case when it comes to handwriting, which is why we developed Pegs to Paper. We designed the programme in partnership with Dr Angela Webb, former occupational therapist and chair of the National Handwriting Association. With her expert help, we were able to create this unique programme to close the gap between the fast learners and the slower or disadvantaged learners. We understand this is not a budget resource but government funding such as deprivation supplement funding enables schools and nurseries to purchase the programme.
Pegs to Paper offers a novel approach to learning for ages 3-5 years. With detailed instructions to guide you through the 3 steps, the programme has been developed to make it as easy as possible for teachers to work with children through the steps. During the programme the children are asked to listen, do, say and draw. All of these exercises help to develop essential skills such as motor development, coordination, linguistics, pen control and letter structure. The key component within the set is our unique ‘Grippy Peg’, which along with our pegboards have been switched to be made from 70% recycled wood pulp to keep our resources sustainable.
Don’t take our word for it, here are some testimonials we have received.
“We were looking for something to improve the handwriting in our school and came across the Pegs to Paper programme. We started with a small group of early years children, then after seeing the success of it rapidly progressed onto bigger groups, to whole class use, then interventions using the resources were carried out across the school in all year groups. Pegs to Paper has given our pupils greater confidence in their writing.”
Helen Sowden, Head Teacher of Ann Edwards Primary School
“Since starting the programme in early autumn 2 we are already seeing an improvement in children’s handwriting, letter formations and self-motivation to engage with the materials. Pegs to Paper is helping all pupils including children with SEND or FMS difficulties. We feel very privileged to use the resources with our children and we are keen to continue using it throughout the year to build on the improvements we have already seen.”
Nina Myszkowski, Head of Learning for EYFS Freemantle Community Academy
Being able to teach my son a real life skill that will go on to become the most natural thing in the world to him hopefully, is actually really exciting for me. I can see for myself I am building his vocabulary, his handwriting technique, his fine motor skills and his spacial awareness. The way that the peg is designed actually helps him to develop the correct grip for handwriting, and placing the pegs into the board builds the strength in the muscles in his hand.
Lucy Watson, Parent and News Reporter
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