The handwriting practice pages in Rhythm of Handwriting and Foundations include a variety of line sizes so that students can use whichever line format is most comfortable for their hands. Students are not expected to fill up the entire handwriting page or even the whole line on which they are writing the phonograms. Focusing on writing letters a few times on their favorite line size in their best handwriting is goes aids learning much more than carelessly filling up an entire page.
Students who are working on their handwriting may need various sizes of lined paper. Once students have the fine motor skills to write with a pencil, it is often helpful to use the smallest line size that is comfortable for the student. When practicing writing with fine-motor skills, the learner must use the muscles in their hands.
Since younger learners beginning to handwrite usually have small hands, smaller lines are generally the most comfortable and will produce the best results in handwriting. Notice that if you try to stretch your hand to form unnaturally large letters, your writing will not be as neat as when writing in a size that better fits your hand.
However, it is important to note that some children are not ready to write with a pencil on paper. If your child is not ready to write with a pencil and on lined paper when first beginning handwriting instruction, there are other ways to practice writing the phonograms. All students should learn how to write new letters with large motor skills first, and children who do not yet have strong fine motor skills should continue with large motor practice for the time being until their fine motor skills develop. This is why pencil-and-paper writing practice is optional in Foundations and the lessons provide so many large motor practice activities. If you are using Rhythm of Handwriting with young children, consider having your students practice writing phonograms with large-motor movements using their feet or hands. They might also use their fingers to trace in sand or shaving cream or even on Tactile Cards. Additionally, practice using the Logic of English Whiteboard with a dry erase marker is also helpful.
LogicOfEnglish.com has handwriting paper with a variety of line sizes available as a free download.