“You’re writing too lightly! I can’t see what you wrote”. “You’re pressing too hard down on your pencil and tiring yourself out!”. If you find yourself saying either of these two lines to your child, then there is something you must try! Try putting a foam mat under your child’s paper while they are writing, drawing or coloring. If your child is writing too softly this will encourage them to put more pressure down on the paper. If your child is putting too much pressure on their pencil while they are writing then having the foam board underneath the paper will encourage them to put less pressure on the pencil otherwise they will put holes in the paper as they write with too much pressure. Try this fun trick and tell us what you think!