Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
As a mom one of the biggest concerns for my preschooler is hat she learn to write neatly and understand what she’s writing. Learning to write is key to learning to read and retain important information. As when learning a second language “repetition is the mother of retention”. So whether I’m helping her practice writing her name or remember a new poem, song or scripture teaching her to write the spoken words adds a visual and tactile component to the exercise.
The problem is that designing handwriting practice pages by hand is exhausting. Believe me I’ve done it countless times before. They weren’t consistent and at times my daughters found them confusing. For a time I’d given up designing my own and relied on whatever handwriting worksheets I could find online. It’s ok but they were not personalized or tailored to my child’s reading or comprehension level.
A few weeks ago I was offered a copy of a software called StartWrite. This software allows you to create personalized handwriting worksheets with as much or as little guidance as you’d like. You have the option of changing the guideline locations, colors or thicknesses. Images can also be added to the pages to enhance the experience. StartWrite also has Spanish language fonts for those who speak Spanish OR are learning Spanish as a second language.
One thing I thought would be a great benefit is the ability to create neat ‘Tank You’ cards for family and friends in my child’s own writing. It’s a good habit to get into and I know they take pride in seeing the card in their own handwriting. Write stories for your little ones to copy, too! Even transcribe their favorite stories, songs, poems or scriptures for them to practice on personalized worksheets.
To have a chance to try this software for free enter on this giveaway form. Ends 5/31/14.
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