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Hear teachers and administrators talk about why handwriting still matters.
Diane teaches finger names and functions. This playful approach helps young children develop grasp.
Children flip for FLIP Crayons®, the double-sided crayons for little hands that promote proper grip. Flipping the crayons to change colors is a fun and developmentally appropriate way for young learners to develop fine motor skills.
This interactive letter building activity with the Mat and Wood Pieces keeps children focused as they respond to spoken instruction. Consistent terminology and taking turns reinforce learning and provide hands-on feedback.
Show Me Magnetic Pieces is a demonstration tool that features a magnetic blue mat, magnetic lines and magnetic curves that allows teachers to model letter formations on a vertical surface for whole kindergarten class instruction. Students follow along with their Blue Mats and wood pieces.
Children bring the beloved Mat Man character to life with the Mat and Wood Pieces. This interactive activity helps young learners develop body awareness, drawing skills, socialization, and number awareness. Mat Man makes readiness skills fun and easy for all.
Children learn consistent terminology as they build letters on capital letter cards. This activity is a great precursor to building on the Mat. Children see the letter formations as the teacher guides them in group or in individual instruction.
The Handwriting Without Tears student editions make it easy to learn cursive. Here, a Magic C exercise is used to teach step-by-step letter formation.
Students learn to form "a", "d", and "g" playing the Magic C game on the Blackboard with Double lines. This is a fun way to practice letter formation skills.
Here, the class learns that F E D P B R N and M are all Frog Jump Capitals. They stand up and finger trace the Frog Jump Capitals in the air in time with the song. This multisensory activity is a great way to incorporate music and movement to make letters memorable.
Sliding Down to the End of the Alphabet is an upbeat rock and roll song that teaches the more difficult diagonals and the end of the alphabet. Children start with V and slide all the way down to Z. This rollicking tune ensures that children always remember the end of the alphabet. Since the teacher is facing the students, she must demonstrate the letters backwards so that the students model them correctly.
Children have fun writing their names in cursive doing Wet-Dry-Try on the Blackboard with Double Lines. This multisensory hands-on activity is an easy way to teach motor skills, mature grasp, letter formations and connections.
Using the Slate chalkboard, Jan shows Charlie how to form a K with Wet-Dry-Try. The accompanying letter story helps Charlie remember each step.
It's a perfect O on the slate. The Wet-Dry-Try exercise makes teaching and learning letter formation fun and memorable.
Jan shows Ella how to write her name doing wet-dry-try. This motivational activity helps children have fun as they develop fine motor skills with small tools including little chalk bits.
The Handwriting Without Tears student editions feature step-by-step directions to help children learn letter formation. The Learn and Check section at the end of the teaching page helps them check their own work.
Children learn lowercase letters easily using the Handwriting Without Tears student editions. Multisensory activities and illustrated step-by-step instructions make it easy for children.
In this first of four lessons, Tania introduces the children to basic sentence skills in a fun way through active participation. The children develop vocabulary, and learn by hearing and trying out new words.
In this first of three lessons, Tania demonstrates word association and meaning by demonstrating each sentence as the children learn it. Direct association with something familiar has been shown to help children create a mental map for word learning.
In this second of three lessons, Tania helps the children practice saying grammatically correct sentences. Saying complete sentences out loud gives children speaking practice, and develops their speaking and writing skills.
In this last of three videos, Tania models sentence writing on the blackboard for the class. Seeing how you write helps make it easier for children to learn to write.
Children have fun learning size and placement of tall, small, and descending letters with the letter sizes and places activity.
Watch Eli learn about using his helping hand to improve his posture and paper skills while writing. This playful approach makes it learning fun and memorable.