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Hooked on Handwriting Learn to Print: Deluxe Edition Hardcover – December 31, 2005

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From the Publisher

Our History

Hooked on Phonics® was created in 1987 by a father whose son was struggling to read. To help his son, he developed a systematic in-home phonics program for children. Extensive television and radio advertising featuring the memorable 1-800-ABCDEFG® phone number and the catchy "Hooked on Phonics worked for me!" tagline helped make Hooked on Phonics a household name.

In the 15 years since, more than 2 million families and thousands of schools have turned to Hooked on Phonics for its growing library of educational programs, including reading, math, and study skills.

How Our Products Work

What makes Hooked on Phonics unique is that we use our proven learn-practice-play approach. We provide children with bite-sized pieces of new information in every lesson so they are able to master the new concept and achieve success every time.

The easy-to-follow learn-practice-play approach:

Learn: Kids learn a new skill or concept.

Practice: Kids practice the concept until they master it.

Play: Kids read great books and play games so they can enjoy applying their new knowledge.

About Educate, Inc.

Educate, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEEE) is a leading pre-K-12 education services company delivering education services and products to students and their families. It has a portfolio of highly acclaimed brands including Sylvan Learning Centers, North America's largest and most trusted network of tutoring centers, providing supplemental, remedial and enrichment instruction; Hooked on Phonics, delivering highly regarded early reading, math and study skills programs; and Catapult Learning, a leading provider of educational services to public and non-public schools.

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From the Back Cover

Hooked on Phonics was created by a father whose son was struggling to read. Partnering with top educational experts, he developed a step-by-step learning system that worked. Since 1987, more than 2 millions families have turned to Hooked on Phonics for fun-filled programs that provide measurable improvement, build self-esteem, and promise success.

Fun for kids, easy for parents. Hooked on Phonics works for me.

Parents Recommend It!

"She has self-esteem like no other child I've ever seen. And I know that it's because she's able to read." Carol Clay, Mother of Savannah, age 5

"Hooked on Phonics was absolutely magic. It brought me to tears how well she improved." Theresa Paulson, Mother of Jenna, age 8

"It's like the light bulb has come on and now he's hungry...so there's no telling as to where he will be in the coming year...His future is bright." David Lewis, Father of Benjamin, age 11

Teachers Endorse It!

"It teaches students how to attack words...how to decode them...how to sound them out. It's comprehensive, it's adaptable, and it's effective. It works." Ellen Barger, 8th grade teacher 2002 Orange County Teacher of the Year

"Hooked on Phonics is one of the best ways to teach kids to really learn to love reading." Barbara Bicknell, First grade teacher

"Hooked on Phonics is easy to follow and fun to use. Best of all, you don't have to be a phonics expert to use it at home." Linda Laymon, First and Second grade teacher

Kid's Love It! ."

"I read a book every night before I go to bed...Hooked on Phonics helped me to read better." Thomas, age 5

"Reading Hooked on Phonics books makes me feel happy inside and I wanted to tell my mom." Brianna, age 7

"I am glad that Hooked on Phonics gave me the opportunity to read because now I want to read instead of having to fight to read." Caleb, age 11 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hooked On Phonics; Deluxe edition (December 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931020574
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931020572
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 20.2 x 13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,272,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I bought Hooked on Handwriting for my daughter - age 4 - and she is loving it. The lessons are great for kids with very little previous printing instruction because they start with learning the most basic lines and curves (using a big marker that is easy for little fingers to control) and progress to using a regular pencil to write upper and lowercase letters while staying between "the lines". She loves the printable activities on the CD-ROM. Yesterday she did the "Thank You Note" activity and today she made some bookmarks.
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By Rob on March 22, 2006
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My son who just turned five has been using the Hooked on Phonics series for the past year. He has learned very quickly and just finished level 3. I am really pleased with the Hooked on Phonics system of reading and highly recommend it to anyone teaching their kids to read.

However I am somewhat dissapointed in the new Hooked on Handwriting. My son and I sat down last night and completed the first workbook. He's a bit advanced for that portion, but I wanted him to go through it anyway just to make sure he wasn't missing any skills needed later.

The thing that struck me while watching him was that all things he had to draw were too big. In order to complete each task, for example drawing a curve, he had to repeatedly stop, move his hand, and continue. In addition, he also was holding the marked fairly far from the tip (2 to 3 inches) so that he could make a larger strokes before he would have to adjust his hand.

After looking forward at the other two workbooks, they continue to use very large letters. I'm not an educator, nor do I have any prior experience in teching kids to write. This is my first. However I don't think my son is learning the proper skills to effectively print. The motions he is practicing in this program are different than the motions needed to print a sentence on a piece of even large lined paper.
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I read all of the other reviews before beginning this review. They were interesting. I made a big mistake with my eldest daughter. I had a baby and a 3 year old and so I handed her a letter handwriting book and she taught herself. She writes about half of the letters wrong. They look like the letters, but they aren't right. That probably sounds at first like I'm being picky, but this is an important thing. The way that a child learns to print the letters sets them up for learning cursive. It will be much easier for her to learn cursive if she prints correctly. So, now we are going back and relearning how to right the letters using this set.

My youngest daughter is using the yellow book. She goes through most of it every day. She loves to feel like she is writing. I don't expect her to write for another year. I love that the set comes with an eraseable pen for the book. I erase it every day.

My older daughter is now learning using the red book and relearning the capitals that she needs to. I have her trace the letter first with her index finger and describe it out loud like the book says. For F: Down, Out, Out For E: Down, Out, Out, Out I like that the letters are bigger because it allows her to see the star (start) and the stop sign (stop). On the other books I have the numbers and arrows (on the small!!) letters have confused her about which direction to go. These books are really clear and I love that! Afterwards, I have her write a row of that letter on elementary large sized lined paper.

After looking at a lot of other letter books, I am very thankful for the big letters and that the books will be reusable for my daughters and my son! I love not having to buy something again and saving money.
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I already knew the product. It is the best thing for teaching a child their letters and how to read. My 13 year old came to us at 11 and did not know her letters, numbers, or colors. This Hooked on Handwriting had to reading in three months of doing these exercises after school and on weekends. She is at about a 2nd grade level two years later and has no inhibitions about reading in front of others in her age group.
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