A Reason for Writing - Kindergarten
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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
We think this is a great book for intro to handwriting. We selected it because unlike a lot of handwriting curriculum out there this book does not go in alphabetical order but rather teaches by letter shapes and how they are formed. Our little one has been enjoying coloring the picture that goes along with each lesson too. The only reason we’d give this 4 instead of 5 stars is some items in the book are listed review and are single pages and others are lessons and are double sided. It made it harder to apply how many pages per day to the schedule when we preferred to complete one double sided sheet a day. Otherwise excellent handwriting intro.
We are secular homeschoolers but found this to be a useful book with not too much objectionable. I really liked the simplicity of letter tracing on one side, picture coloring on the other. Just the right amount of work for a new writer who tires easily.
Fantastic. Each page is cute visually...easy step by step page offers a realistic size letter to trace and practice with :)
I love how handwriting is broken down for little kids, and my daughter loves getting to color a different animal with each lesson!