FLIP Crayons

FLIP Crayons

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Item #: 023029
Grades: PK-K

Product Description:

These are the crayons made and used by the Handwriting Without Tears program. The crayons are small (measure 2.4" long) and are half one color and half another (one end green, the other red, etc). There are five crayons in all: red/green, blue/orange, pink/brown, black/grey, and blue/yellow. Rachel

Starting with the premise that preschoolers learn through movement and participation, this teacher guide walks you through tailored instruction and hands-on activities to get your kiddos ready for kindergarten. The focus is on 3 core learning areas: readiness & writing, language & literacy, and numbers & math, so you have 3 teacher guides altogether. If you are completely new to teaching this age group, the teacher guides are chock full of great information explaining why these methods are effective with early learners. The lessons are very clearly explained and easy to look at. You have an objective in plain language, activities, a check for understanding, materials to get ready and vocabulary words. I liked how there are also tips for working with ELL students and a more to learn extension idea for every lesson. The Teacher Guide, Get Set for School, is transitioning from the 6th to 7th edition. You will find the content to be nearly the same, although the 7th edition offers less teaching support for using Kick Start Kindergarten (which now offers a fully developed Teachers Guide-see item # 065609.)

I Know My Numbers is a set of 10 small horizontal booklets (14pp 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 6.5x4x2) 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! ~ Sara


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. If you are new to teaching this age group, the teacher guide is chock full of great information explaining why these methods are effective with early learners. The lessons are very clearly explained and easy to look at. You have an objective in plain language, activities, a check for understanding, materials to get ready and vocabulary words. I liked how there are also tips for working with ELL students and a "more to learn" extension idea for every lesson. Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide provides everything you need to understand the program and developemental stages to effecttively 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 in the follow up Kick Start Kindergarten for advanced Pre-K children or the Kindergarten program, Letters and Numbers for Me. Complete explanations are given on how to use the suggested manipulatives. There is so much more information included in the Teacher's Guide that I can't list it all. Lessons are easy to use and there is a suggested 36 week schedule found in the back of the book. The My First School Book workbook correlates with the Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teachers Guide. 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. 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.



These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.




Category Description for Handwriting Without Tears:

Providing a tactile, hands-on approach to handwriting, this approach works well for many types of students.

It is particularly helpful for children who are left-handed children or those who need a more interactive approach to learning. Children who struggle with motor skills or experience cognitive difficulties will also reap great benefits from this program. Unique to this program, practice pages use a two-horizontal-line format rather than the three-horizontal-line format typically found in writing programs, cursive has no slant and letters are formed using a very simple single-stroke, and it uses a multisensory approach to teach. Teaching and practice sessions are short (10-15 minutes), without a lot of meaningless busy work.

Each level of Handwriting without Tears consists of a workbook and teacher guide.

Consumable Student workbooks have horizontal pages in Kindergarten through Grade 2. Grade 3 and up offers vertical pages. Workbooks may be used separately, although at the early levels parents of struggling writers may find the Teacher Guides extremely valuable.

Newly revised in 2018, the Teacher Guides provide additional teaching instruction and support, while the Student Books provide more writing practice for each lesson. While some of the content is the same from the 2013 version, the expanded content means the two editions are not compatible without considerable parental/teacher modification (depending on lesson and level). Please note, the Spanish Student Books are also now updated to 2018 editions. There are currently no Spanish Teacher Guides available. English Teacher Guides provide the overall teaching philosophy, techniques and applicable multi-sensory activities, but do not provide the daily lesson plans.

Teacher Guides include:

  • an overview of the program
  • handwriting instruction
  • the stages of learning and scope and sequence
  • teaching guidelines
  • weekly and daily schedules for each unit
  • instructions on proper posture
  • paper and pencil skills

Following these helpful "how to" sections are lessons corresponding to each page in the student book. Each lesson includes a reduced student page, lesson objective and introduction, lesson plans and enrichment, ELL (English Language Learner) support and Cross Curricular suggestions. The back of each teacher guide includes multisensory activities suggestions, remediation tips, additional strategies for English Language Learners and Children with Special Needs, handwriting standards, references and index. Inside the back cover is a letter formation template for that grade level.

Please note, many of the online interactive resources require an additional purchase and appear to be limited to schools. There is a 30-day trial of the publishers HITT (Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tools) with purchase of the Teacher Guide. While this online support may be helpful, it is certainly not necessary to use this excellent program effectively. Suggested manipulatives are listed with the recommended grade level and the grade level Teacher Guide effectively explains the manipulatives. sc. ~ Deanne




Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
K
Format
Other
Brand Name
Handwriting Without Tears
Weight
0.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
1.5" x 2.5" x 0.25"
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Why did you choose this?
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really helps promote good handwriting grip with little ones
Mandi W on Oct 10, 2019
My son used these at school and loved them so much we got him some. He has had trouble writing and these strengthen his fine motor skills.
Amy R on Sep 10, 2019
really helps promote good handwriting grip with little ones
Mandi W on Oct 10, 2019
heard about it in school
melody b on Sep 11, 2019
My son used these at school and loved them so much we got him some. He has had trouble writing and these strengthen his fine motor skills.
Amy R on Sep 10, 2019
We will be using these with the Pre K Handwriting Without Tears book.
Christina S on May 8, 2019
They definitely help my son with proper hand position when coloring. It helps to build his confidence!
Dr. Scherrine D on Apr 23, 2019
These are fantastic for little hands learning to grip.
Melissa C on Feb 23, 2019
There are so many coloring activities and these crayons provide many color options without taking up the whole pencil case. They also encourage my kids to use more than one color, whereas before they would pick one crayon and stay with it the whole activity.
Corban C on Feb 6, 2019
Preschool teacher recommended them for my four-year-old!
Darrell H on Dec 10, 2018
To help my toddler with writing skills.
Dr. Scherrine D on Nov 19, 2018
Was referred to this product by my daughters pre school teacher.
Brooke C on Nov 13, 2018
To assist a child with writing.
Lesley D on Aug 27, 2018
Good price, easy to use for my pre-k'er.
Jennifer C on Aug 8, 2018
Quality crayons that promote fine motor development
nancy m on Jul 27, 2018
good for 2 to 3 years olds' little hands
Rui Xin Kelly F on Jun 11, 2018
Recommended by HWT and for a fun incentive and something to be separate from regular crayons.
Megan G on May 16, 2018
My sons OT needs
Susan T on Mar 31, 2018
reviews
Dawn H on Feb 18, 2018
Great for little hands learning to grip a writing tool.
Karen C on Feb 15, 2018
Love these fun, compact crayons. Easy to toss in a purse.
Elisabeth V on Feb 13, 2018
I purchased these for the students I see in Occupational Therapy that are having difficulty with their pencil grip.
Tracy M on Jan 25, 2018
My little ones love working on their pre-K handwriting with these cute crayons and they are easy to grip... not too big for little hands.
Cheryl J on Aug 16, 2017
We are using Handwriting without tears curriculum and thought it would be fun to try them out!
Christiana C on Aug 9, 2017
Preschool
Christina S on Aug 8, 2017
These look like fun for my kindergartner! I am sure she will love them!
User on Jul 5, 2017
Recommended by OT
Sherry S on Jul 5, 2017
for my daughter
Svetlana K on Apr 21, 2017
For my daughter to practice correct pencil grip
Jenna M on Apr 20, 2017
For my 4 yr old grandson who needs help with fine motor and gripping pencil/crayon correctly
Clifford C on Jan 26, 2017
To help work on the proper grip pattern.
Jordan C on Sep 9, 2016
I plan to use these to reinforce correct pencil grasp for our 4 year old
Kathy B on Jul 15, 2016
Needed chubby crayons for my special needs children with fine motor delays.
Susan H on Jun 19, 2016
Need them!
Melissa C on Jun 5, 2016
to add more fine motor skills with writing
User on May 21, 2016
Recommended by son's new school
Sharon B on May 9, 2016
very good for pre-K little hands
User on Feb 22, 2016
Ooh, I love these crayons. They're so much fun, but with there only being five in a little box, it's actually easier to keep track of them than a big set of crayolas. Plus, the shape makes it easier for little fingers to form letters.
User on Feb 15, 2016
We are hoping the short crayons will encourage my son to improve his pencil grip.
Stephanie F on Jan 21, 2016
Purchased HWT curriculum through PO with school but the flip crayons didn't send with order. Am ordering on my own so we can be sure to get them.
Erin M on Dec 9, 2015
My twins are learning pencil grip and these crayons are supposed to help them form the right tripod (and encourage dropping and picking back up).
Abigail B on Nov 19, 2015
heard about it in school
melody b on Sep 11, 2019
We will be using these with the Pre K Handwriting Without Tears book.
Christina S on May 8, 2019
Are these crayons round or do they have a flat side?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They're round, and nice because kids can refer the name of the color to the color of the tip. But they don't have a flat side so they do roll off the table. It was nice to start with, but once the newness wore off, my 4yo prefered using his Crayola twistable crayons (the shorter ones). Hope that helps.
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Excellent crayons to help little ones to properly grip a crayon!
November 18, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Worth every penny
My son loves them and they're easy to grip
February 2, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
very small
Very small and not appropriate for young kids. Difficult to clean from surfaces.
May 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Awesome
Great for enhancing fine motor grasp and development!
February 18, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Flip Crayons
My youngest used these crayons at his preschool. Now that I am homeschooling him I was happy to find them on your website. The price is great too.
July 8, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Flip crayons
Great for little hands.
Very happy with purchase.
April 1, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
smaller than what I thought
i like these crayons but I wish they were a little bigger. They also break after some use and ours just got mixed in with the regular crayons when that happened. With that said I would purchase again. They are great for little hands. I wish wish they had more colors.
January 27, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Perfect
These crayons are designed to develop fine motor skills as little fingers flip them around to get the color they want. I like them for that reason, but also because they are a cute, compact, and efficiently housed little package of high quality crayons for a tiny price. :)
October 20, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I purchased these little crayons for my daughter because they came highly recommended and they are fantastic! Who would have ever though such little crayons would have such an effect on drawing skills My 3 year old daughter has not put them down since they arrived and immediately I noticed her creativity expanding as she used more colors in her drawings It's as if these crayons remind them to use other colors These are great!
January 30, 2009

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