I have been slowly ordering our curriculum for next year, and decided to start working with Ethan using some of the new items I purchased from Handwriting Without Tears and he has been really getting into it.
I purchased the magnet letter pieces and the magnet board to use the magnet pieces with. Every day since they have come in the mail, Ethan has pulled out the magnet pieces and said "mom, lets work on our letters" so we have been spending lots of time making letters with them.
Ethan makes the letters and then makes the motion for the zoo phonics characters he learns at school, here he is doing "allie alligator"
He usually makes it through about half to 3/4 of the alphabet before he loses interest.
The magnet set comes with the big white magnet board and 2 small blue magnet mats
I also ordered the letter poster, so that the kids could have a quick reference chart. It will eventually be on the wall, but for now it follows Ethan wherever he wants to work at the moment..
We have enjoyed the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for quite a few years now with all of the kids and have really enjoyed the mulitsensory learning the program has to offer. I will be using the Kindergarten program with Ethan starting up within the next couple weeks. I am excited to share a Handwriting Without Tears Kidnergarden Teachers Manual up for Giveaway to one lucky winner.
Here are some of the things that the manual offers
Kindergarten Teacher's Guide is the guide for the kindergarten workbook, Letters and Numbers for Me.
Multisensory lessons address children's diverse learning styles.
New teaching guidelines provide structure for teachers who prefer the lessons outlined by day and week.
Page-by-page lesson plans give multiple strategies for teaching the readiness activity or letter.
New tips help educators integrate handwriting with reading and teach children to write on all styles of paper.
New strategies help identify and remediate printing problems