Channie's Easy Peasy Alphabet
Many children quickly learn the mechanics of fashioning letters but fail at consistent size and spacing of those. Channie's Easy Peasy Alphabet solves that for your beginning writers because it provides visual cues that emphasize uniform size and proper letter spacing. Easy Peasy Alphabet cues act as a form of self-correction for your child as he strives to keep his letters inside the designated grid.
Easy Peasy Alphabet solves not only the common problems of inconsistently sized letters but also letters that are too wide or too narrow. The pages are fall-out-easy to remove, nice and thick, and easy to erase if necessary. Basic instructions are on the inside cover. 80 pages.
Format: Paperboard backing
Publisher: Channie's LLC
Grade Recommendation: PreK - 1st
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
Awards and Endorsements:
Certified by NMSDC 2016
Homeschool Review Crew 2017 Blue Ribbon Award!
This was a good little workbook, it starts with tracing but has them freehand (for a non-tracing method see Handwriting Without Tears). We ended up stopping regular use of it after he got the official ADHD diagnosis and the psychologist recommended avoiding repetitive tasks if he had mastered it already, so we only brought these out if I noticed him struggling with a particular letter.
We got this as part of the kindergarten curriculum kit. I appreciate the spacing and how easy it is for my son to get the sizing correct when he writes. I do feel that this would be more appropriate for a K4 curriculum, as my son was bored with it. He wanted to write words, I would have liked a sight word book from Channie's or blank set with a list of leap words/phonograms/reading words that goes along with All About reading. I ended up drawing lines in the Spelling-You-See book, and thought it would have been nice to have a blank Channie's book to write the spelling words in, instead of the original workbook. Just too simple for my kid. And very uninteresting for him. I would only recommend this if your child loves repetition, otherwise it might not be a good fit. We don't use it.
Great tool to give your kiddo extra writing practice.
I love how self-correcting/easy to use this handwriting program is! I am noticing big changes in my sons handwriting already, and I plan to buy the younger level for my daughter after she finishes the book she is in now. A++
Channie's Easy Peasy Alphabet is a great way for those needing extra manuscript practice, but it's not for every child. My high energy daughter was easily bored with the repetition of the pages. She much preferred her other handwriting and would rather write what she wanted that tracing a full page of letters. Great for those needing reinforcement, but might want to take it in small sections and not by pages.