- To Teach Young Children How to Read and Write
- To Teach Children With Reading Difficulties to Read Effectively
- To Teach Children To Have Fast, Legible, Attractive Handwriting
- To Teach Yourself Beautiful Handwriting
If your child is new to reading then starting at the beginning is ideal. Each lesson focuses on a collection of words that share a similar sound or grouping. Typically there is a reading page and then one or two handwriting practice pages. While some fast paced students could theoretically do one lesson per day, it is not really recommended that way. In the Charlotte Mason tradition, short lessons are found to be more effective and these lessons are great for revisiting as long as is necessary.
If handwriting is your main focus for this program, the practicing pages are conveniently separated from the instruction pages so that you aren't forced to print unnecessary portions. As the handwriting progresses, it delves further into calligraphy ideas which is great for all ages. It discusses slanted lettering, joining letters, edged pens, etc. Learning to slant your letters is something I have always been able to do, but I honestly have never thought very much about it. Along with a uniquely lined handwriting practice pages, this program plainly and simply provides a beautiful framework for enhancing your own writing abilities.
How We Used It:
My 6 year old daughter is an avid reader so we had no need for that portion, but her handwriting still needs a lot of practice. I printed the handwriting practice pages without the instruction pages in order for her to practice. While reading is not something she struggles with, it was so fun to watch her read the silly sentences and get so tickled by it that she ran and showed her brother on multiple occasions. "Yell at a pig, have a big fig. Pet a fox, kiss an ox. A big black blob is on a block."