Item description for D'Nealian Handwriting Readiness for Preschoolers Book 1 by Donald Thurber...
While adults recite directions, children trace with their finger (Book 1) or crayon (Book 2) lowercase manuscript letters, developing letter recognition skills and readiness for formal handwriting instruction. Book 1.
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Studio: Good Year Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 11" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Publisher Homeschool Bargain Books
ISBN 0673188558 ISBN13 9780673188557
Reviews - What do customers think about D'Nealian Handwriting Readiness for Preschoolers Book 1?
Great for preschoolers learning their letters. Jul 9, 2002
This is a great book for preschoolers who are still learning to recognise their letters. The introduction explains that this workbook is not intended for handwriting exercises. My son knew his alphabet at two years old and started asking me to "write". I bought this workbook which instructs the parent how to give oral directions while the child traces the letters with their finger. The directions are silly (make a monkey tail, a fishhook, etc), so we both had fun, and he now knows the shapes of his letters. He is now three, and has moved into the next book which uses a crayon. To get more use out this, I put the pages in plastic page protectors and put them in a three ring binder so that they won't tear or get dirty. Now my daughter is two, and she is starting to trace the letters. For us, this has been something fun; however, I think that if your child is already using a pencil and starting to write this workbook would not be advanced enough.
A nice idea, but not well implemented. Mar 12, 2000
I bought this book for my 5 year-old, who is in Kindergarten and working every day to practice her letters. The structure of the book is fine, but the overall size of the letters is much too large. Children at this stage are by now writing with pencils, and the size of these letters forces them back to crayons. This might work for younger children who are unused to pencils, but I honestly don't think a 3 year old needs to worry about forming D'Nealian letters properly. Had the letters been smaller this would have been fine. I felt the same way about Book 2 in this series as well.