Suitable for those in Junior Infants and those working at that level
Lessons teach numbers, capitals, and lowercase letters. Activities form good handwriting habits and develop strong writers.
- Simple black and white pages with left-to-right illustrations avoid confusion.
- Starting dots on letter teaching pages ensure correct start.
- Words and sentences model good spacing.
- Double lines make it easy to place letters and control letter size.
- Learn & Check helps students check their letter, word, and sentence skills.
When to Choose
- Your child is at the junior infants age or functioning at that level.
- Your child can hold a pencil and recognize most of their letters.
- Your child understands prepositions and directionality terms.
- Your child can pay attention to your words, visual demonstrations, and follow simple directions.
Other Materials That Can Be Used At This Level:
- Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
- Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces
- Mat for Wood Pieces
- Slate Chalkboard
- Blackboard with Double Lines
- Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide
- Letters and Numbers for Me
- Big Sheet Draw and Write Paper
- Draw and Write Notebook
- Wide Double Line Notebook Paper
If Student Is Not Writing at Grade Level
Your student may need extra help with handwriting. Review the criteria listed above, decide which materials would be appropriate for your child, and begin at that level. The teacher’s guides will help you address letter formation, spacing, cursive connections, sentence writing, placement of letters on double lines, and more.
You may need to meet with your child’s teacher to determine the appropriate amount of written work from your child. When a child is learning a new skill, it may be necessary to decrease the amount of written work until your child masters handwriting. If overburdened with writing while having bad handwriting habits, your child will become very frustrated. Allow mastery of handwriting skills before expecting quantity in the work. The teachers’ guides can guide you with troubleshooting.
Products for a Child with a Learning Disability
Our materials are designed to teach handwriting in a developmental sequence. Teaching strategies encourage mastery of certain handwriting skills before progression to the next lesson. This strategy is appropriate for all children, including those children with special needs.
Review the criteria lists above and determine which materials would be most appropriate for your child. Based on developmental ability, an older child may use a workbook designed for younger children.