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Handwriting Resources

In the age of computers and smartphones, penmanship is becoming a thing of the past. Adults can barely scratch out cursive; how do we expect children to fare any better when they've grown up wielding technology? Still, the need to be able to write isn't obsolete, and we neglect that element of our children's education at our (and their) own risk.

We really do recommend using a good penmanship course, like Getty and Dubay's Italic Handwriting or A Reason for Handwriting. Yet regular practice is a good idea, and some of these worktexts can keep methods and forms in kids' minds. Be careful, though! You don't want to end up giving your kids books following a different format than what they learned initially; that'll simply confuse and frustrate them.

If they demonstrate a natural talent for (or particular interest in) penmanship, you might consider having your kids learn calligraphy. It's a particularly demanding form of writing usually reserved for art or special occasions, but it can support the development of fine motor skills and even drawing ability like mere cursive and manuscript writing can't.

A popular program at Exodus Books is Startwrite, a Mac/PC compatible CD-ROM that lets you create your own handwriting sheets for your kids. Whatever resources you choose to use, we strongly encourage you to make sure your kids can write clearly and efficiently. Who knows? If the iPocalypse actually strikes, we may be using exclusively paper and ink again for a very long time.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Calligraphy
Usborne Guides
by Caroline Young
from Usborne
for 6th-10th grade
in Calligraphy (Location: ART-03A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
CL Handwriting Practice Pads: 2nd-4th
from Christian Liberty Press
for 2nd-4th grade
in CLP Handwriting (Location: B13-05D)
$2.25
Classical Reading and Writing Covering Modern History 1800s-1985
by Kimberly D. Garcia
for 4th-8th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Cursive First
by Elizabeth FitzGerald
2nd edition from LITHBTH Educational Services
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Spell to Write and Read (Location: B09-02A)
$20.00
Cursive Practice Sheets
from Memoria Press
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$14.95
Getty-Dubay Italic Calligraphy
by Inga Dubay
from Getty-Dubay Productions
for 6th-Adult
in Calligraphy (Location: ART-03A)
$29.95
Handwriting by George Volume 1
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$9.95
Handwriting by George Volume 2
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
Handwriting by George Volume 3
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
Handwriting by George Volume 4
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$9.95
Handwriting Program for Print
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$14.20
Handwriting Program for Print and Numerals - Teacher’s Manual
from Educators Publishing Service
for Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$4.00
Italic Letters
by Inga Dubay & Barbara Getty
from Continuing Education Press
for 9th-Adult
in Getty-Dubay™ Italic Handwriting (Location: B13-04C)
$16.95
Letters And Numbers for Me
by Jan Olsen
4th edition from Handwriting Without Tears
for Preschool-1st grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
PAF Handwriting Program for Cursive (Left Handed)
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$16.25
PAF Handwriting Program for Cursive (Right Handed)
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$16.25
PAF Handwriting Program for Cursive - Teacher’s Manual
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$4.30
PAF Handwriting Program for Numerals
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$12.75
Palmer Method of Business Writing
from Harding Press
for 10th-Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$10.00
Spencerian Penmanship - Copybook Set
by Mott Media
from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$21.99
Spencerian Penmanship - Theory Book
by Mott Media
from Mott Media
for 2nd-12th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$4.99
Spencerian Penmanship Copybook 2
by Platt R. Spencer
from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$4.99
Spencerian Penmanship Copybook 3
by Platt R. Spencer
from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$4.99
Spencerian Penmanship Copybook 4
by Platt R. Spencer
from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$4.99
Spencerian Penmanship Copybook 5
by Platt R. Spencer
5th edition from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$4.99
Spencerian Penmanship set
by Mott Media
from Mott Media
for 7th-Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$24.28
Startwrite 5.0
5th edition from Start Write
for K-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
Startwrite 6.0
6th edition from Start Write
for K-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$39.95
Stetro Rubber Pencil Grip
from Stetro
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$0.50
Teaching Cursive!
by Linda L. Corson
Fir from PBC Press
for Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$29.95 $18.00 (1 in stock)
Write-On Handwriting: Conquering Cursive (Left-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for 2nd-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$11.80
Write-On Handwriting: Conquering Cursive (Right-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for 2nd-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$11.80 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Write-On Handwriting: Powerful Printing (Left-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$11.80
Write-On Handwriting: Powerful Printing (Right-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: B13-04A)
$11.80