Vertical Racetrack for Strengthening Writing Muscles

If your child is struggling with writing, and the ease of writing isn't happening in the fingers as it should be, often the focus is on improving the fingers. However, the muscles in the shoulder, the upper arm and the forearm actually play a very important role in writing, and development of those muscles is often overlooked. Here's a simple exercise that can be done with a chalkboard, whiteboard, butcher paper, anything that can be hung vertically on a wall. A 4'x4' piece of showerboard from your local home improvement store works well with dry-erase markers too.