1. The mouse can be clicked and released or clicked and held down to write a letter.
2. Slow down. As adults, we know how to write, so we tend to move the mouse too quickly during the interactive Step 4. Students are learning new letter patterns and need to move the mouse slowly so that the letter patterns are retained.
3. Change your mouse speed. For Macs, under System Preferences choose Keyboard and Mouse and move the Tracking Speed to slow. For Windows, under Control Panel choose Printers and Other Hardware/Mouse icon, choose the Mouse icon, choose the Pointer Option tab and change the Motion to slow.
4. Take the cursor arrow to the end or tips of the arrows. For example, when writing the print letter "a" go to the end of the blue arrow - to the mid line - before retracing down to the writing line.