Writing has become a big problem in primary schools. Motor handwriting problems and bad handwriting in children are common. The figures on this that can be found in literature vary from 5 to 25% (Hamstra-Bletz, 1993; Smits-Engelsman, 1995; Mojet, 1991). Despite the growing use of the computer, handwriting is still essential for a child’s future as it is fundamentally important for language development, text comprehension and fine motor skills.
Unfortunately in current primary education too little time and attention is spent on training the fine motor skills for writing. Children don’t receive the direct feedback they need in classical writing and there is little room for individual differences. Research has shown however that in particular the time spent on writing is very important.
Juf-in-a-Box delivers writing lessons in a playful and educational way. By making writing fun children spend the time practicing necessary for a good motor imprint. Juf-in-a-Box provides children with feedback and adjusts the level of the game to their progress to provide the best learning experience. Because every child can practice at his or her own speed the teacher gains insight on the progress of the child and can spend more time on those children that need special attention.