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Italic Handwriting Book A Kindergarten
Italic Handwriting Book A Kindergarten

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Ages: 5-6
Grade Levels: Kindergarten

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Product Code: 005-460

Timberdoodle's review
With clever illustrations and plenty of space for writing and drawing on each individual letter page, this first book in the Series provides practice with basic shapes and introduces basic italic lowercase families and capitals, one letter per page. Includes numerals.

Long-time Customer Favorite
The Italic Handwriting Series was the first, and for more than 12 years was the only handwriting program we carried at Timberdoodle. Known for its beautifully legible appearance and natural flow, Italic Handwriting was a long-time favorite with our customers.

Alternative to Scripture-based Reason for Handwriting
We have since recommended A Reason for Handwriting, realizing that many of us would rather have our children copying Scripture than the meaningless sentences used in some secular handwriting programs. But there are also homeschooling families who either prefer not to use Scripture or have their curriculum funded through a public school system that won't pay for a Scripture-based program. For those families, and families who simply prefer the style and flow of Italic Handwriting, we are happy to offer this series.

We Appreciate Legible Handwriting
We've always been fairly low-key about the need for a handwriting course. Being a mail-order business, we have seen handwriting of every description and realize good or bad handwriting is seemingly no hindrance to success in life. Back in the day when most of our orders actually came by mail, we undeniably appreciated good handwriting, and would comment amongst ourselves when an order form was particularly readable.

Smooth Transition from Printing to Cursive
The Italic Handwriting Series does more than teach fine skills. It resulted in something that was beautifully legible! This is the course we used with our children, and while the results admittedly varied depending on the child, Italic Handwriting was logical because the transition from printing to cursive was exceptionally smooth, and it is easy to write as it conforms to natural hand movements. Each Italic Handwriting book has the basics of how to form each letter and then age-appropriate exercises which students do in the workbook. New students should start the program at grade level.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Kindergarten Secular Curriculum Kit!
Sample pages

Number of pages: 72 softcover
Edition/Copyright: 1994
Made in: USA
Reproducible: No
Faith-Based: No

Awards and Endorsements:
Homeschooling Parent Homeschool Friendly Stamp of Approval 2005
Homeschool.com Seal of Approval 2006
The Old Schoolhouse EE Award Winner 2007
Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2012

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Nice handwriting book January 13, 2016
Reviewer: Linda  
We like this series of book. It is great as it has the starting "dots" so he knows where to start each letter. Will definitely continue this series

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Great introduction to nice handwriting April 26, 2014
Reviewer: Tricia  
We used this book with my daughter for her kindergarten year. I imagine that most kids are not thrilled to practice handwriting, but the opportunity to color the picture on the page was quite motivating for my daughter. I like that the letters are introduced with simply a dot and a line at this stage, rather than with the three lines that are introduced later. I also like the approach of self-checking. My daughter enjoyed deciding on and circling which letter she had written best. As the year went on, she made a game of it: Writing one letter very carefully and then covering it up, and then asking my opinion on which was the best. When I picked one, she would uncover her hidden letter and point out that it was even better! The ability to judge the details of one's own handwriting seems to me the most important part of building good handwriting skills early on. The Italic method does a great job of emphasizing this.

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We have used Italic Handwriting for 17+ years!! November 5, 2008
Reviewer: Mary S. from Wheaton, IL  
We have used Italic Handwriting for years (17 and counting) on Timberdoodle's initial recommendation.  People have always commented on how neat our children's handwriting is.  It is very legible and moves into calligraphy easily with a chiseled marker.  My older children complained a little that their friends and relatives were writing a different way so, after they were proficient at italic cursive, we went over conventional cursive and I told them they were free to adjust their handwriting if they liked.  I have liked the results of Italic Handwriting and we are continuing to use it with the rest of our 11 children.  A benefit to teaching it is that I have improved at calligraphy myself.

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My son LOVED it!! November 3, 2008
Reviewer: Michelle L. from Broomall, PA  
My oldest son was resistant to learning cursive.  Someone suggested letting him try calligraphy.  It made me remember the information I had read about Italic Handwriting in the Timberdoodle catalog.  We switched over to italic manuscript and then the transition to italic script was painless.  My son LOVED it and his handwriting improved greatly. I also find using the program helpful for my other son who is dyslexic.  He can work very independently and the lessons are short.

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Used this series with eight children! October 24, 2008
Reviewer: Kellyanne E. from Bryson City, NC  
I have been using this handwriting program for almost 20 years.  I have used it with eight children (so far!) and I have been very pleased with the results.  The children have been able to use the books without difficulty (or tears, a big plus).  Some of my children have really made the effort to duplicate the beautiful handwriting in the books and have even been inspired to try the calligraphic hand taught in book G.  Some of my children have not been as eager to emphasize their handwriting to that degree.  However, even those who took the "only what is required" attitude, have fine, legible handwriting.

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