Developed by a registered occupational therapist, Handwriting Without Tears is a developmentally-based handwriting program. That means it pays attention, in a way that no other program we know does, to the developmental needs of people — of whatever age — who are trying to learn how to write.
This program offers extremely basic exercises in figure-ground discrimination and top-to-bottom, left-to-right sequencing. When it comes to forming letters it begins with all capitals. Why? Because, unlike the lower-case p, q, b, and d, the capital letters are all very easy to distinguish. Your children don't mix them up!
BookShark strategically schedules this program so that the letters your children learn in Handwriting match the letter sound they learn in their Language Arts program each week. This makes it easier for children and helps solidify connections between reading and writing.
You can find the schedule in your Language Arts K Instructor's Guide. If you haven't purchased this item you may also find a copy of the schedule here.
For more teaching instruction and pre-writing activies we recommend purchasing the Handwriting Without Tears: Kindergarten Teacher's Guide.