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Scots rule 2


Ovals 2

Stroke direction matters. Really

R emember to start your ovals, such as in the letters c e and o, at the top. Begin them with a counterclockwise stroke. Both these points are important, and will prevent trouble later.

Some children begin learning how to write before they can tell left from right. The term counterclockwise can confuse them even if they know and understand the movement itself. “Pushing the pencil forward” into the oval is one way of describing it. Left handed children, of course, “pull the pencil backward” into oval letters.

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Scots rule 2