Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Everyday Education, LLC Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting Review

Beautiful Handwriting, Literature and Poetry {Everyday Education, LLC}
For the last couple of months we have had the pleasure of using Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting by Everyday Education, LLC. This is a very simple step by step program that you can use to teach your child to read as well as how to write beautifully. You can use this program as your primary reading and handwriting program or as a supplement. We chose to use it as a handwriting supplement. The program consist of 60 lessons and is phonics based. It starts with Italic handwriting that progresses from straight to a slant and joined writing. It comes in both a downloadable version or a printed/bound physical book that has 218 pages.
Beautiful Handwriting, Literature and Poetry {Everyday Education, LLC}
We received the downloadable version of Perfect reading, Beautiful Handwriting. Currently the price for the downloadable version is $27.00. We chose to use this mainly as a handwriting supplement since both of the girls are already reading. The program is easy to download and navigate. It comes with some easy to follow basic instructions on how to use it. The writing pages start out with straight letters and progress on to slanted and then joined lettering. Chapters 1-5 are phonics based lessons and start out with straight writing. Chapter 6 is the handwriting chapter. In this area is where all the handwriting magic happens. Chapter 6 covers all of these handwriting areas.

  • Different Ways Italic Can Look 170
  • Using This Chapter 172
  • “The Night Before Christmas” Copywork 174
  • Slanted Letters 180
  • Trace, Copy, and Finish 186
  • Reproducible Guide Sheet: Slanted 187
  • Writing in a Smaller Size 188
  • Reproducible Guide Sheet – Smaller Size 189
  • Joining Letters Together 190
  • Joining Practice 192
  • Using the Edged Pen 196
  • Adding Serifs 200
  • Reproducible Guide Sheet for Edged Pen 203
  • Variations 204
  • Joined Writing with an Edged Pen 208

We skipped ahead a little to the slanted lettering because the girls were already writing straight lettering fairly well. We did lessons about three days a week. I found this one chapter to be enough to improve the girls letter formation and they are beginning to understand how to connect the letters. Some pages we have printed more than once for additional practice. I still have to watch my lefty because she tends to start letters from right to left for some reason but over all we are seeing some slow improvements with her writing.

The first 5 chapters are the phonics chapters while we did not use these specifically I did look through them. I liked the way it was laid out the simplicity was nice and the instructions for teaching it were easy to understand. The phonics are very basic and great for a beginner just learning how to read. It makes it nice that they are learning how to write at the same time they are learning phonics. Buy combining both it is a great time saver and its nice to combine things when ever possible. 

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