Good handwriting begins with a strong foundation of essential skills, setting children up for success in school. As children enter kindergarten, certain foundational skills are expected to be in place. These skills include proper tool grip (pencils, crayons, scissors, etc.), sitting in a chair with correct posture, maintaining focus and attention, coloring, drawing shapes, familiarity with letters and their orientation and the ability to write their name.
Handwriting success can be achieved through a series of milestones that help develop and refine writing skills. These milestones are important for handwriting success.
The Print Tool® is an assessment used to assess capitals, lower-case letters and numbers. The skills evalulated include memory, orientation, placement, size, start, sequence and spacing. Pencil grip, posture, "helper hand" use will also be observed. These scores form the basis for the remediation plan in which tutoring sessions are based on.
My First School Book helps children of different abilities develop crucial readiness and pre-writing skills such as music and movement, building and drawing, and basic habits for letter and number formation.
My Printing Book emphasizes printing lowercase letters correctly and using them in words and sentences to prepare students for writing in all their classes. Hands-on, fine motor manipulatives help students develop the language for letters, sequence for formation, and reversal-free writing.
Printing Power is for students who need a printing review. The focus is on smaller-size printing. It provides a complete review of numbers and capital and lowercase letters. Word, sentence, and simple paragraph writing is reviewed.