A Reason for Writing - Kindergarten
Our price: $18.95
This book focuses on writing individual letters, accompanied by pictures to color, mostly of animals. A perfect fit for the beginning writer!
About the A Reason for Writing Series
Handwriting, especially in this era of word processors, is a fairly low priority compared to other subjects. However, if you are going to make handwriting a part of your curriculum, here is something to think about. For over a dozen years we sold and used another handwriting program. The end result for us was less than stellar, even if the children's handwriting had duplicated what was pictured in the exercise books, as I would question the time spent on copying meaningless sentences. Because we know that handwriting is a learned motor skill requiring regular practice, doesn't it seem that if your child is going to labor over something with his mind and hands, he should also engage his heart? A Reason for Writing does all three.
Includes scripture border sheets
With each 10- to 15-minute daily lesson built around Bible verses, content is not only instructional, but also inspirational. Plus, at the end of each week your children will be given the opportunity to apply excellence to their work as they copy their verse-of-the-week onto their choice of "Scripture Border Sheets." Done with care, these completed sheets are worthy of sharing with friends and family. (Note: your child will get to this feature in future grades, but it isn't a part of K.)
Living Bible Paraphrase
A Reason for Writing uses a Living Bible paraphrase for its verses. For those dyed-in-the-wool KJV-only families, let me suggest that even this Scriptural rendition is better for your child to toil over than the trivial sentence about the environment, common in other handwriting programs. Each workbook is full color.
View a sample lesson
This full-color workbook focuses on one letter per lesson built around a Creation theme. This is the only workbook that does not include verses and border sheets.
Author: Carol Ann Retzer, Eva Hoshino
Publisher: The Concerned Group
This was perfect to begin handwriting with. My daughter has loved this book. She wants to know all about the verse she writes and colors the page when she is done. It helped her so much learning to call the different lines the ceiling, floor, and ground. I'm so glad we started with this curriculum.
My kindergartener loves this book! Being able to practice the letters then color the back pages has been very motivating! I appreciate the letter formatting that these pages offer and find it to be more useful than the others I've tried. I don't find this book to be very religious so I think all can enjoy it!
This book is simple and to the point. The repetition is key for writing. My son enjoys the drawings he can color himself when he completes the page!
We added this as a supplement because my kindergartner still fights me a bit on the Channie's Handwriting that comes in the curriculum kit. I wouldn't necessarily say its thorough enough to be the only handwriting to do(depending on your teaching style) but my daughter loves this book! We alternate this or a page of Channie's everyday, she will happily sit down and so several pages of this book! In fact, I often come out in the morning to find her already up and working independently in this book. Great intro to handwriting!
I had the hardest time deciding on a beginning handwriting book for my eldest, who is left-handed. This turned out to be a good choice. The kindergarten lessons are simple and I think they gave us a good start to self-directed learning. My child wasn't ready for writing at age 5, but blasted through this book after turning 6 and is looking forward to starting the 1st grade book.