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All about reading & Handwriting

Posted by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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Those of you who use All about reading- what do you do about handwriting? I know DS is going to need some handwriting work but as I am seeing it AAR doesn't incorporate it? 

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Thewife06
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

First off, how old is your son?


My son is only two, but I bought a book that has 'trace the letters' and whatnot, so we will be starting there.  I would just look up activities to help with hand control, games that require writing that sort of thing. 

Channell07
by Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

He is 4.  Will be 4.5 when we start.  He did a year of 3yo preschool last year that worked on tracing letters and writing his name and stuff but he does need more work...

Quoting Thewife06:

First off, how old is your son?


My son is only two, but I bought a book that has 'trace the letters' and whatnot, so we will be starting there.  I would just look up activities to help with hand control, games that require writing that sort of thing. 


Saraho5
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM
Check out Handwriting without tears...
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Thewife06
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Maybe mix it with spelling?  A is for apple, how do you spell apple? What can you turn apples into? Apple pie/sauce/butter.  You ask the questions, he writes the answers, and even better, WHILE you're making apples into something. 
Maybe fill a ziplock bag with a bit of finger paint & let him write what he sees?  Are you looking more for spelling or for neater handwriting? 

Channell07
by Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Handwriting without tears is on my list!


I am mainly looking for neater writing at this point though the other program I am debating on has a handwriting book that goes with it and reinforces the lessons. I am just hearing such great things about AAR that I am exploring my options


oredeb
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

 finger painting, pounding nails, picking up small things, painting on large paper will all help with the handwriting, theres some free handwriting sites on here, and you can even make up your own sheets, there are even fonts you can install on your comp. free and use to make up your sheets

heres a site i use, you have to join and its free(got some other neat science stuff also and themes) but it has lots of handwriting pages  http://www.learningpage.com/ you can look at them here http://www.learningpage.com/free_pages/galleries/basics.html

http://www.softschools.com/handwriting/alphabets/

http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript.htm

http://donnayoung.org/penmanship/   good one, i use this a lot

i used the free trial and made up a bunch of copy books for the kids  http://www.startwrite.com/

 

Quoting Channell07:

He is 4.  Will be 4.5 when we start.  He did a year of 3yo preschool last year that worked on tracing letters and writing his name and stuff but he does need more work...

Quoting Thewife06:

First off, how old is your son?

 

My son is only two, but I bought a book that has 'trace the letters' and whatnot, so we will be starting there.  I would just look up activities to help with hand control, games that require writing that sort of thing. 

 

 

oredeb
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

 also i used this for all my kids, they have very neat handwriting even my son still!!hahah and it works good with a left hander! heres a few samples the booklets are a-g

http://www.cep.pdx.edu/titles/italic_series/excerpts.shtml

Book A (Kindergarten)
booka15.pdf- 15k (opens new window)
booka61.pdf- 349k (opens new window)
With clever illustrations and plenty of space for writing and drawing, this first book in the series introduces basic italic lowercase and capital letters, one letter per page, including numerals.
Letter Height - 14mm
72 pages

Book B (1st Grade)
bookb2.pdf- 399k (opens new window)
bookb39.pdf- 412k (opens new window)
For the beginning reader, this book covers the entire alphabet and numerals. With its short words and lively sentences, this book is a lot of fun. Illustrated.
Letter height - 11 & 9mm
9mm blank ruled page- 328k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page (horizontal format)- 328k (opens new window)
64 pages

Book C (2nd Grade )
bookc21.pdf- 481k (opens new window)
bookc54.pdf- 676k (opens new window)
This is the transition book in the series. The first five joins of the cursive italic are initially introduced in the last section of the book. Illustrated. Letter height - 9mm & 6mm
6mm blank ruled page- 411k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page- 192k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page with capital line- 595k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page- 328k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page (horizontal format)- 328k (opens new window)
68 pages

Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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All About Spelling incorporates writing in the lessons.
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Channell07
by Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Thanks! I didln't know you could download a font to practice.

Quoting oredeb:

 finger painting, pounding nails, picking up small things, painting on large paper will all help with the handwriting, theres some free handwriting sites on here, and you can even make up your own sheets, there are even fonts you can install on your comp. free and use to make up your sheets

heres a site i use, you have to join and its free(got some other neat science stuff also and themes) but it has lots of handwriting pages  http://www.learningpage.com/ you can look at them here http://www.learningpage.com/free_pages/galleries/basics.html

http://www.softschools.com/handwriting/alphabets/

http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript.htm

http://donnayoung.org/penmanship/   good one, i use this a lot

i used the free trial and made up a bunch of copy books for the kids  http://www.startwrite.com/

 

Quoting Channell07:

He is 4.  Will be 4.5 when we start.  He did a year of 3yo preschool last year that worked on tracing letters and writing his name and stuff but he does need more work...

Quoting Thewife06:

First off, how old is your son?


My son is only two, but I bought a book that has 'trace the letters' and whatnot, so we will be starting there.  I would just look up activities to help with hand control, games that require writing that sort of thing. 


 


kirbymom
by Sonja on Jul. 7, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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 You might want to try and start some basic cursive handwriting.  Each letter seperately. If you tell him its for older kids and that you think he might be ready to do some older type school work, he might get excited about the prospect of that and practice it. When I did this with my kids, they really improved their handwriting skills. They also thought it was neat that they were doing "older" kids type school work.  I suspect that's the real reason their handwriting improved. Doing older kids' schoolwork.  lol

Quoting Channell07:

Handwriting without tears is on my list!

 

I am mainly looking for neater writing at this point though the other program I am debating on has a handwriting book that goes with it and reinforces the lessons. I am just hearing such great things about AAR that I am exploring my options

 

 

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