We are using Heart of Dakota Bigger Hearts for His Glory as our spine this year (3rd Grade) and one of the suggested items within that curriculum is Cheerful Cursive (which can be purchased at Mastery Publications, the makers). My son, who is almost nine, has NEVER enjoyed writing. EVER. I have worked really hard to get him to at least not completely hate it.
With fall approaching us, are you, by any chance, looking for some fun indoor activities for your kids, when it is too cold to play outside? Play Pack has some wonderful and simple ideas for indoor play, and each of these will also help your kids with their gross motor development. In fact, they offer many activities that can actually help with your child’s handwriting!
If you are into seasonal schooling – as I have been our entire homeschooling career – nothing beats being able to download appropriate resources in one click. Enter CurrClick – endless-wonderful-curriculum and live classes at affordable prices and all available in an instant! Does it get any better than that? Well maybe. I absolutely love getting new curriculum delivered and un-boxing it all, but CurrClick
Are you looking for something to help build up your children’s writing skills? Have you ever thought of doing creative writing? Learning how to write stories can be very beneficial for children, and they are already natural story tellers… A Beka Books offers a great way to introduce your children to story writing. It is called Creative Writing – with Penmanship Skills, and it is
Teaching writing in homeschool can definitely be overwhelming. However, Apologia’s Debra Bell has a brand new curriculum, Writers in Residence, to help with just that. This fantastic resource is not only a homeschool writing resource but a writing focused language arts curriculum. No more overwhelm! ~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We received this Writers in Residence curriculum in exchange for an honest review.
A couple years ago, I was struggling to find a language arts curriculum that was both engaging and complimentary to our homeschool philosophy. In my quest, I sampled a wide variety of curricula. When I discovered Brave Writer, I knew I had found what I had been looking for. Not only does Brave Writer offer a variety of writing curricula and resources, they also provide
We have used a couple of other handwriting programs over the years. But I’ve got to say that Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) is my favorite. After my experience with the twins HWT has come through for me again. We have very different five-year-old boy/girl twins. Our sweet little girl has had all sorts of fine/gross motor skills problems. So when we began HWT this year there was
At our house handwriting practice was causing friction. My verbal, creative 2nd grader just didn’t like any kind of writing. I was on the look out for something that might change her mind. She liked how fancy my own cursive handwriting looked! Maybe cursive was the solution to our handwriting troubles? We started a program at the beginning of the school year, but she found