Their handwriting is improving. Maybe? You’ve probably seen your child’s handwriting develop from their early years of forming letters. But how much does handwriting matter, anyway? The answer is their handwriting doesn’t have to be perfect by any means, but they should be able to write quickly and legibly; if not, it can start to slow them down as they advance in school. Many schools don’t teach handwriting anymore, but there are practice exercises you can do with your child at home (or they might need to try a different type of writing implement!). Of course, these days most of us spend more time typing than writing by hand, but good old fashioned handwriting is still a valuable skill to have.