What are the necessities to this program, I can't spend a couple hundred dollars on handwriting alone? Chalkboard, letters, mat + workbook? Do I need the teachers manual, cd...? Or is there an alternative you like better? Thanks for you input.
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:58 AM
But it does depend on your child. Some children need more reinforcement.
I did buy the teacher manual, used it for one lesson and never looked at it again. If you could flip through someone else's you'd probably be fine.
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:19 AM
We just use the workbooks. When my oldest was in K (yeah, the first pancake) I had all the stuff but got over that very quickly.
Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:37 PM
The Teacher's Manual (and I'm not positive now if it was the one for K or 1st grade) is where a lot of instruction is. You can see a visual of the letter in the workbook and know where to start--but the TM has cute stories and teaching suggestions (like a little story about "catching George" with the tail of the G, and not to leave a big garbage can in the middle of your m--just enough room for a Hershey's Kiss.) The stories and teaching ideas really made the program (and the letter formation) memorable for my kids. We didn't have money for the wooden pieces (would have been fun though)--but I felt the TM was valuable for at least one level. Once you know the formation and just want practice, then go with just the workbook.
Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:53 AM
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