Children learn joyfully with the multisensory readiness activities in Handwriting Without Tears' My First School Book. This updated version of the award-winning Get Set for School activity book helps children of different abilities develop crucial readiness and pre-writing skills such as:
Social-emotional activities for school readiness
Basic habits for letter and number formation
Music and movement
Building and drawing
Unique crayon stroke
Color and shape activities 94 pages, softcover. Pages are reproducible for the same child's practice and benefit. Pages are not to be reproduced for siblings or others. Grade K.
Format: Paperback Vendor: Handwriting Without Tears ISBN: 1934825530
I've used this product for 4 of my children so far and will continue using it with the rest. It is not only a handwriting book, but also teaches a lot of preschool basics like colors, shapes, and numbers.
What a great way to introduce young children to writing in a wonderfully engaging way. The premise of the program is that all print letters are formed with big lines, little lines, big curves and little curves. Yep! That's it! Initially I was a bit concerned about the nontraditional formation of the letters, but after a child has mastered the formation, but there was no cause for concern. I highly recommend purchasing the teacher's guide (great stuff and history of the program), as well as the wooden manipulatives/letter formation cards. My kids have also loved the cd with songs relating to the letters that they are learning. The best, by far, handwriting program that I have used in all of my years of teaching. It is a systematic approach and JUST MAKES SENSE... and no tears are involved!