Handwriting is something my son has struggled with for a long time. He doesn’t like to write, and when he does, it can be illegible unless he really slows down to think about it. Over the last few weeks he has been working working on his handwriting with Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting from Everyday Education, LLC.
About The Product
Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting contains 60 lessons in both phonics-based reading and italic handwriting. The entire consumable book is 218 pages in length. The consumable book retails for $29.00.
For the purpose of this review, we received a digital ebook. The ebook retails for $27.00.
This book is perfect for a younger child who is learning to read and write. It is also great for older children who are having difficulty reading or have poor handwriting skills. Lastly, it can be used by adults to provide instruction and practice toward beautiful handwriting.
The book offers teaching tips and daily schedules no matter what level your child is at in their reading and writing journey.
How We Used This Product
Since my son is already a great reader as a middle school student, I decided to focus on the handwriting aspect of the book.
Before jumping into Handwriting Practice in Chapter 6, I had my son print the alphabet pages to practice tracing his letters in the proper way. This portion was helpful because it pointed out those letters he was forming incorrectly. For instance, for the lowercase “d”, my son kept wanting to write the line first, as opposed to the circle shape.
After we were done tracing and practicing our letters we were ready to begin the handwriting practice. We started off with a review of the letters and how they are written.
The writing practice began with simple upright Italic letters in a smaller size. For this practice, my son is tracing and practicing his way through the poem, “The Night Before Christmas” using a fine point Sharpie.
After completing the poem we started practicing slanted writing. We still have a ways to go on that, followed by joining words and calligraphy writing.
I was quite impressed with this product. Even though my son is older, it is great for him to have this tool to assist him in having beautiful and legible handwriting. Although we didn’t use the reading portion, it is put together very well, the lessons being simple and not too long. This really is a well rounded curriculum that teaches reading, spelling and writing.
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