My First School Book

My First School Book

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ISBN: 9781950578108
Grades: PK

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Children learn joyfully with the multisensory readiness activities in My First School Book. Children of different abilities develop and practice crucial readiness and pre-writing skills.

  • Child-friendly language makes letter and number formation easy
  • Unique gray crayon stroke disappears when children trace over it
  • Social-emotional activities for school readiness
  • Color, number, and shape lessons develop crayon and pencil grip

The Get Set for School program is the high quality program you would expect from Handwriting Without Tears. This program was designed specifically for the preschool years, and uses the fun methods you would expect for that age. This program employs a unique, multisensory approach which prepares children to write. Children will play, build, sing, color and learn while developing important skills. Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide, now in its 8th edition, provides everything you need to understand the program and developmental stages to effectively teach the lessons. Topically, children learn the alphabet, letter and number recognition and formation, counting, shapes, colors and drawing. The writing focus is on uppercase letters, while lowercase letters are taught toward the end of the year (beginning in Week 30) using the My First Lowercase Book. Complete explanations are given on how to use the suggested manipulatives. Lessons are easy to use and there is a suggested 36 week schedule found in the front of the book. Crayon skills are developed while using special pages for scribbling and coloring. Strokes are practiced on "Mat Man" before ever making a letter. Capital letters and numbers are then practiced using a crayon. There are also extra activity pages which check readiness skills.

I Know My Numbers is a set of 10 small horizontal booklets (14 pgs ea), each centered on a number 1-10 that a student methodically works through as they practice writing and understanding these numbers. They are full of charming black and white illustrations and clear instruction. Little Chalk Bits is a good sized box (about 6.5"x 4"x 2) full of 1 pieces of thin (1cm) white chalk. This will go a long way! Little Sponge Cubes is a set of 100 (50 yellow/50 blue) small cubes (1cm) of kitchen sponge. Just right for tiny fingers to erase with!

This is a wonderful introduction to the world of handwriting for the preschool child.We offer several packages with both the most essential and also with recommended items for the program to fit your budget.


A follow up book to preschool is Kick Start Kindergarten, which reviews upper and lowercase letters, or the Kindergarten program, Letters and Numbers for Me.
Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
PK
ISBN
9781950578108
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Handwriting Without Tears
Weight
0.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.5"
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A friend recommended it.
David L on Sep 5, 2020
Homeschooling my pre-k children for the first time :)
Bethany B on Aug 13, 2020
A friend recommended it.
David L on Sep 5, 2020
I have used these series of books with a Special needs child who is also left handed. We had great success with them.
Leah L on Aug 24, 2020
Homeschooling my pre-k children for the first time :)
Bethany B on Aug 13, 2020
We've consistently used this for our oldest 4 pre-k students and they've loved it! So now I'm getting it for my last 2 children, and they are excited!
Marcie H on Aug 12, 2020
great book for my 4 year old who isn't quite ready for school but does not want to be left out of school time
Ashley M on Aug 10, 2020
Great for my new pre schooler.
CANDICE M on Aug 3, 2020
Apart of Oakwell Academy Curriculum
Jessica B on Jul 24, 2020
I love this handwriting curriculum so much. This is a great intro book for preschoolers.
ERIKA on Jun 29, 2020
We have used HWT with our older two boys and have loved it. Now it is their sister's turn!
Brooke R on Jun 25, 2020
This was a great program for my older child. It was easy to use and the chalk board helps with figuring out how to properly write the letters.
Madison O on Jun 8, 2020
My 4-year old is ready to begin writing, and HWT is a great program.
James L on May 18, 2020
Handwriting Without Tears is a wonderful curriculum!
Jacquelyn O on Apr 22, 2020
Handwriting Without tears provides a fun, low pressure way to introduce handwriting for the first time. I'm happy to be starting our third child with this program!
sarah r on Apr 20, 2020
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
I have used these series of books with a Special needs child who is also left handed. We had great success with them.
Leah L on Aug 24, 2020
We've consistently used this for our oldest 4 pre-k students and they've loved it! So now I'm getting it for my last 2 children, and they are excited!
Marcie H on Aug 12, 2020
Do I need to purchase the teacher book along with this?
Apryl on Aug 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No. I would buy the teacher book for the Kindergarten level but not for this one.
How many pages the book have?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 94 pages
Will this book cover capital and lower case letters?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Green book (My First School Book) only covers capital letters and numbers 0-9.
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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A good and reliable book for childrens' academic development
October 11, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
over 3 years 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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