My First School Book

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Item #: 007432
ISBN: 9781934825532
Grade: PreK

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Publisher: Handwriting Without Tears

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A good and reliable book for childrens' academic development
October 11, 2018
11 months ago
Great for very beginning writers
This book appears to be geared toward a very beginner writer. My 4 year old finds this a little to simple. However, a year ago this would have been perfect for her! Still enjoy it even though it's not much of a challenge
November 27, 2017
1 year ago
I was so excited when this book arrived a couple of months ago for my PreK student (she's turning five this week)However Perhaps because she's old for her grade (a February baby) this book seems far too basic to have started midway through this year She likes the pictures she likes the simplicity of the page layout but she has been forming letters for a while now and this book does not add much or build on her prior experience with writing the ABCsMy daughter doesn't complain about having to do these pages but neither does it seem like she's actually learning anything - so why waste her time?As an aside the letter shapes in all the Handwriting Without Tears books are definitely "weird" very simplified certain letters like the C and the 2 look very little like the way most people write themNevertheless I like the style of these books the clean layout and the fact that there isn't too much repetition so I am ordering the next level up Hopefully that will offer some challenge along with lowercase letters
February 25, 2010
My four year old is working through this workbook I do not have the teachers manual because the teaching schedule can be downloaded for free on the HWT website We are using the cd wood letters blue mat chalkboard and crayons You could get away with less but my son is a reluctant writer He doesn't normally even like to color but he will when we listen to the cd I would recommend this program
February 2, 2010
My 3 year-old 4 year-old and I have been working through this workbook together They get so excited to color the simple animals especially when they get to make their legs I have been surprised at how easy it is for them to make a new letter or shape after each lesson We learn laugh and make up stories about our pictures I have found that it works best when I sit down to color with them letting them be creative and also showing them new ideas by simply doing something on my page that they then try to imitate The book really emphasizes top-down and left-right techniques in a way that my kids don't even notice what they are learning! There is a nice balance of teaching the kids to follow directions and letting their own creativity flow I would recommend the CD that goes with it as well Coloring is so much fun as we sing along to "The aunt the bug and the bee" or "Where do you start your letters? At the top!" I do not have the teacher's manual but I did look over my friends' copy and I think it is helpful to have an idea of how the manufacturer meant for the lessons to be taught My older child used to hesitate to draw anything for himself but now he feels comfortable drawing houses bugs with legs people and writing his own name!
June 30, 2009
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writing pre k
staci r on Aug 20, 2019
used before
Javanna W on Aug 3, 2019
writing pre k
staci r on Aug 20, 2019
Required for my son's class
Kate C on Aug 5, 2019
used before
Javanna W on Aug 3, 2019
These are a great gentle start to handwriting. I use these for homeschooling my preschoolers.
Audrey W on Jul 24, 2019
On Co-op curriculum list!
Suzanne F on Jul 8, 2019
Part of the Sonlight curriculum for Pre-K
Danielle F on Jun 14, 2019
Preschooler wanted one just like older sisters who loved these
Angela W on Apr 22, 2019
It seems appropriate for my son's age.
HUNG D on Apr 12, 2019
For my soon to be homeschooled three year old.
Armida P on Mar 7, 2019
used for my older son!
megan r on Feb 17, 2019
Handwriting without tears is a favorite of ours b.c it's easy to use, and does a great job of teaching writing in short lessons.
User on Feb 1, 2019
Trying this out as a supplement to a pre-K education.
Heather A on Jan 25, 2019
Easy to use and has greatly helped my older child's penmanship.
Gina P on Dec 28, 2018
This looked like an easy, fun book for my pre-schooler while my kindergartener works on his school work.
Cassie B on Nov 1, 2018
This is the perfect first writing book for littles!
Sara H on Oct 9, 2018
Our 4.5 year old wants to be included in our homeschool lessons and this book looks like it will be fun for him without too much pressure and at a good price.
Heather L on Sep 27, 2018
This is an outstanding start to an outstanding handwriting series.
Jason W on Sep 25, 2018
HWT is a good base curriculum for teaching handwriting.
Sarah C on Sep 20, 2018
This is THE best book to begin preschoolers in handwriting. So much fun and sets the stage for the rest of their handwriting days.
Ariel S on Aug 14, 2018
It looks like a great transition from little/no writing to writing letters for my four-year-old.
Katie S on Aug 12, 2018
For Pre-school.
Victoria P on Aug 10, 2018
recommended by homeschooler Jady A on utube - so want to try it with my 4 year grandson starting kindergarten next year
Wanda L on Aug 4, 2018
super sweet start to writing. :)
Jason D on Aug 3, 2018
I'm looking forward to using this book with my pre-K child who will now get to do school alongside her older siblings.
User on Jul 31, 2018
Best handwriting workbook!!
Meagan F on Jul 17, 2018
This will be our 4-yr-old's handwriting text for his pre-K year
Rebekah M on Jun 27, 2018
Practice for my preschooler!
Elizabeth T on Jun 23, 2018
Love it! It works. This will be my 4th child to use this program. I have never bought more than the book and occasionally a teacher's manual. I have been so pleased and have done through cursive with my 4th grader.
Katie H on Jun 4, 2018
Great in conjunction with the teacher's manual to explore handwriting and concepts to help child learn appropriate way to hold, approach pencil and paper, and letter technique with fun pages.
Megan G on May 16, 2018
I've used other levels and my kids have done very well!
Stephanie A on Apr 21, 2018
Based on reviews and online research
Kayla W on Mar 4, 2018
positive reviews
Dawn H on Feb 18, 2018
This a nice introduction into learning about writing letters. I don't use a teacher's manual. I use this with my four year old.
Lindsey C on Feb 16, 2018
I used this writing book with preschoolers and they loved it!
Karen C on Feb 15, 2018
help my son write
Grace C on Feb 2, 2018
Hoping to help my son who struggles to write and color, learn to write easier.
Cynthia D on Jan 30, 2018
Used it with my older children
Paula C on Jan 7, 2018
My daughter loves these books and is able to do school with her older siblings.
Steven L Staff on Dec 1, 2017
Have used this before as preschool work for small siblings who want to do school.
Sherri E on Oct 6, 2017
My son needs practice
and a lot of resource centers use this book so I though it must be good.
Jenna K on Sep 27, 2017
To keep my preschooler occupied while schooling older kids
JEREMIAH B on Sep 25, 2017
Ive used Handwriting without tears before with my other students and loved it!
Evelyn G on Sep 18, 2017
I chose this because I used it with my daughter and it worked well. Now I am buying it again to use with my son.
Angela G on Sep 2, 2017
Used with my older children and enjoyed it
Cynthia D on Aug 30, 2017
It's a fun little book for my 4 year old to start tracing and feeling like his is part of the homeschool day with his older siblings. :)
Courtnie C on Aug 28, 2017
My friend who has her degree in curriculum suggested this site as the best site for buying curriculum. I ordered a variety of products last time and they carried everything I was looking for at reasonable prices, so I came back again this school year.
Lacey S on Aug 21, 2017
For my 3.5 year old to work through while his siblings are homeschooling. Teach letters and numbers in a fun and exciting way.
Amanda D on Aug 21, 2017
Love the HWT program! This will be a fun pre-school workbook my littlest learner can have out at school time...simple enough that an older sibling can help point and explain the directions.
Christa D on Aug 17, 2017
a fun way to start writing and forming letters
Cheryl J on Aug 16, 2017
We have a Preschooler who will enjoy having her own books to use!
Christiana C on Aug 9, 2017
Required for my son's class
Kate C on Aug 5, 2019
These are a great gentle start to handwriting. I use these for homeschooling my preschoolers.
Audrey W on Jul 24, 2019
Will this book cover capital and lower case letters?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not lower case. The orange one covers both, upper and lower.
What age is this appropriate for?
Cindi C on Jun 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I started it with my youngest when she was 4.
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