One thing that binds every homeschooling subject together is the need for handwriting. Handwriting is one of the core homeschooling subjects we need to teach.
We have asked some Teach Them Diligently families what their favorite elementary handwriting curriculums are. Those are listed below with a link to our complete Homeschool Family Favorite Guide.
The Top 3…
Handwriting Without Tears – From their website: Handwriting Without Tears helps students build essential skills for emergent writing and handwriting success. Children who master handwriting are more likely to succeed in school, writing with speed and ease in all subjects. But without a strong foundation, bad habits take root. Our unparalleled curriculum nurtures writing automaticity through direct, explicit instruction along with guided and independent practice.
A Reason For Handwriting – From their website: With comprehensive programs to teach Handwriting, Spelling, Science, and Guided Reading, students receive an academically excellent education with frequent, intentional reinforcement of Scripture values.
Memoria Press New American Cursive – From their website: New American Cursive is an easy-to-follow resource for teaching beginning cursive. It presents simplified letter forms, using multi-sensory methods to aid in the learning of motor skills necessary to write well. Developed by Iris Hatfield, with over 35 years of experience in the handwriting field, the book improves the process of teaching handwriting and allows students to start at a younger age.
Top Elementary Handwriting Curriculums 4-5
4. Abeka Penmanship – From their website: Promote penmanship excellence with Penmanship Mastery I. With daily writing practice, your child will review basic letter formation and graduate into creative writing entries and penmanship exercises that encourage character-building qualities. Correlating with Language and Spelling from the Language 4 Curriculum Lesson Plans, this textbook prompts your child to perfect his penmanship through daily exercises and weekly tests
5. Draw Write Now – From our website: Experience life on a farm while drawing and writing about horses, cows, tractors, and more! Learn fun, new ways to draw children and their favorite animal friends. Then, draw popular storybook characters like The Little Red Hen and The Three Bears.