BOOK 1 - Fabulous Fine Motor Skills
The objective of this series is to establish good basic habits of paper positioning and pencil hold and to develop the fine motor skills needed for accurate and consistent writing at a later stage. The book takes the young writer from basic pencil handing and co-ordination exercises through to formation of letters and simple short words. Each page is an entertaining mix of games and puzzles, which parent and child will enjoy doing together, with Billy Beetle, Sam Spider, Willie Woodlouse and Sally Snail leading the left-handed child through the series of enjoyable worksheets designed to give them the best possible start in learning to write. The letters and examples all have the lead in and out for cursive script so they can join together as the writing advances.
BOOK 2 - Funky Formation And Flow
After some revision work on letter formation, the worksheets in book 2 focus on the flow of letters into word formation. The exercises will help establish the correct habits of hold, position and control that good writing requires. The antics of Pencil Pete and his gang keep up the level of enjoyment and satisfaction as the child works through these exercises.
BOOK 3 - Successful Smudge-Free Writing
Help your child to create words that are accurately formed and legible, and then to avoid spoiling them by smudging as the left hand follows the pen across the page. The worksheets provide a wide variety of activities, all linked to handwriting, from Egyptian tablets to Leonardo da Vinci's mirror writing, to invitations, shopping lists and menu cards.
The books are all A4 in size (210 x 297mm) and include guidance notes on writing technique and skills development plus 28 full colour worksheets, each with guidance and tips. There is also a lined practice sheet that you can photocopy and a reference guide to the correct left-handed formation of all the letters and numbers. You can see some sample pages from the book below.
Left handed writing skills is a new series of books for left handed children with guidelines for parents and teachers. It is the first set of books ever to focus just on left-handers and has been written by Mark and Heather Stewart, who have a left-handed son of their own and have been working with lefthanders form many years. They have created an invaluable resource for left-handers learning how to form their letters and numbers. Beautifully presented, the series makes learning to write fun in gradual steps. The pages are bound from the top of each worksheet allowing for the left hand to relax and meet a level surface with no obstacles.
The books are A4 in size (210 x 297mm) and each one includes guidance notes on writing technique and skills development plus 28 full colour worksheets, each with guidance and tips. There is also a lined practice sheet that you can photocopy and a reference guide to the correct left-handed formation of all the letters and numbers.
In this page from book 1, your child will learn how to make the shape of the letter S. To keep the child's interest and to help them practice the letter S there is an exercise at the bottom of the sheet.
Book 2, worksheet 3 is a good example of the balance between learning to form individual letters and words and the fun exercises which your child will enjoy while practicing their skills.
Book 3, worksheet 3 is a good example of the balance between learning to form individual letters and words and the fun exercises which your child will enjoy while practicing their skills.
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