Tag archives for handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase

  Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase By Handwriting Without Tears & Get Set for School Make handwriting practice fun! With our Wet-Dry-Try Suite App, children learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters. The app simulates our Slate Chalkboard and Blackboard with Double Lines and helps children learn handwriting skills in the easiest, Read full article »

Sensory Smart Tip: Help Your Child Develop Handwriting Skills Using Fun Activities

A wonderful post below from the folks at sensorysmartparent.com School occupational therapists (OTs) often work with children on fine motor delays and other difficulties that contribute to poor handwriting. All of us are handwriting less often, and technology is offering new ways to translate words to a page or screen. As a result, fewer children have enough time to practice handwriting to Read full article »

The Case for Cursive

And so the handwriting debate rages on! The New York Times article below gives us yet another perspective on the teaching of cursive handwriting. By KATIE ZEZIMA Published: April 27, 2011 For centuries, cursive handwriting has been an art. To a growing number of young people, it is a mystery. Megan Porter of Brownsburg, Ind., is in the third grade, the last year of cursive training Read full article »

Why handwriting is important

In the interests of balance and objectivity here is an article about the importance of handwriting.. http://www.ldonline.org/spearswerling/The_Importance_of_Teaching_Handwriting Read full article »

Another thought that handwriting is dead!

Handwriting-branded-as-a-dead-art-by-head-teacher/ Another article that sounds the death knell for handwriting!  This private school in Scotland has given every child an iPad. Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!