Handwriting: Tracing Practice (Highlights)
Tracing and pen-control exercises combine with activities, including Hidden Pictures® puzzles, as well as digital video tutorials in a practice pad developed with handwriting experts Zaner-Bloser aimed to help kids build fine-motor skills, prepare for writing success, and develop lifelong learning confidence.
Highlights infuses Fun with a Purpose® into tracing and pre-writing practice with this 80-page, full-color pad designed for children in preschool and up. It has easy-to-follow instructions and special QR codes printed on the pages which can be scanned with a mobile device to watch animated handwriting tutorials. The pad's horizontal format provides plenty of writing space for both left-handed and right-handed kids, and also has convenient tear-off pages.
These colorful handwriting books have a seam at the top, but once open, they lie flat in a landscape format. Both left and right handed students can write comfortably. The PK book works on simple tracing of lines and curves, followed by all capitals, then lower case letters, all in print. Directional arrows make for easy practice. The Kinder book starts with upper and lower case print on a page with a sentence with dotted half-lines (.75”). Mazes and puzzles keep the writer interested, as well as writing names and words with each letter. The grade 1 book is using a 5/8” dotted half-line for practice. This level is working on first tracing, then copying full sentences in print. The Cursive Practice book uses .5” dotted half-lines and asks the student to read a word in cursive, then print it. It shows capital and lower case cursive letters, then blends of letters to both trace and copy. They will again practice short sentences and names. The pages are colorful, and a page or 2 a day will make for a rather painless daily handwriting exercise. Pb, 80pp each, all maze/puzzle answers are in the back. ~Sara
These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.