Mouth Organizers to Improve Handwriting

Gum or hard candies help with hand writing

I'm a big fan of mouth organizers: a piece of gum. When you chew gum, you increase the synaptic activity in your brain, which is a good thing when you're learning. The oral motor center and the fine motor center are neighbors in our brain, and they like to talk a lot. This means when you chew gum while you're writing, you're actually helping coordinate the finger muscles and get them to move smoothly, which is often a problem in children with poor handwriting. So, chewing a piece of gum while writing will actually facilitate getting the writing to come out more smoothly, more accurately, and typically helps get the writing task completed faster.