When I first started homeschooling my oldest child in Kindergarten, I didn’t give much thought to formal handwriting. Sure, I got a handwriting book for practice, but I didn’t realize it was something that had to be taught.
Keep in mind that I was a Registered Nurse prior to homeschooling my children – not a school teacher! So my own learning curve in being a homeschool mama has been significant, to say the least.
When my son was in 1st grade, I knew that we had a problem: my son couldn’t write words because he was too busy trying to figure out how to write the letter each time.
So I invested a little bit of money and a lot of time in figuring out how to help him.
In this week’s video, I share that whole story PLUS show you how I use Handwriting Without Tears with my two youngest girls.
How I Use Handwriting Without Tears in Our Homeschool
In this video, I show you exactly how I use HWT with my youngest girls, ages 6 1/2 and 5. Since they are close in age and stage when it comes to handwriting, I can combine them.
Combining them in this subject has tremendous benefits, not to mention that it’s a time saver!
You’ll see the Handwriting Without Tears manipulatives that I recommend, and those we can live without.
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Handwriting Without Tears Resources
I mention several HWT resources that we use each day. You can find those listed below!
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♥ Handwriting Without Tears – My First School Book (for Preschool)
♥ Handwriting Without Tears – Letters and Numbers for Me (for Kindergarten)
♥ Handwriting Without Tears Slate (I found mine for $5 at our local homeschool store!)
♥ We use the Handwriting Without Tears Chalk Bits with the slates
♥ I forgot to mention it in the video, but my 5 year old also uses the Flip Crayons when she works in her workbook. I can buy them for $2/pack at our local homeschool store.