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Excellent for kindergartener with writing difficulties
on November 15, 2012
After being gently told at our first kindergarten parent-teacher conference that our reads-at-2nd grade child was writing barely at pre-K level, it was suggested that we work at writing and other fine motor skills at home. Along with a prescribed dose of Pick-Up Sticks, Jenga, and Play-Doh (seriously) we needed to practice letters.
This book is just the ticket. Not babyish. Lines slightly larger than standard "wide ruled" paper, but not ridiculously so. Good strong top and bottom lines with a colored dotted line in the middle to help guide letter formation. The first section focuses on individual letters. One page per letter, capitals up top, lowercase starting halfway down. Format for this initial section has one letter with arrows, a line of traceables, and plenty of blank lines for practice. Next section is individual words, one page of "a" words, page of "b", etc. Trace, then copy the words. Final section is full sentences, which helps with between-word spacing.
Frankly, this book is probably too boring for a young preschooler. There are some colored pictures for each page, but there's no coloring or letter games.
However, if you need a book for an older kid to focus on writing skills, and just writing skills, this is perfect.