Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!
We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
All About Handwriting - Links
If you come across a great site with articles about how to help children develop handwriting skills email the link to us.
Handwriting Overview : The importance of choosing an effective handwriting curriculum cannot be underestimated. It's a choice that will shape a child's habits and abilities for life. This site is intended to assist in that decision by providing a brief overview of the major handwriting programs used nationwide, samples of their style, and links to additional information where available. Those who work with young children just learning to write face an increasingly difficult task - how to choose an effective handwriting curriculum from a wide variety of methods and styles.
Draw Your World - Handwriting Styles : There are a variety of handwriting styles, including: cursive, manuscript, Italic, D'Nealian, and New South Wales. Homeschool parents have more options. Take time to familiarize yourself with the various styles. See samples of popular handwriting styles.
PenDance Handwriting Course : Ready for a handwriting makeover? Improve the legibility of your handwriting, as well as teach you how to "dress up" your handwriting to look more "calligraphic" with PenDance.
The Write Fonts - Handwriting Fonts for Teachers : a good course of cursive handwriting fonts.
Ann Zeise A-Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Handwriting : Free cursive handwriting and manuscript worksheets and fonts for children's practice or teaching the D'Nealian alphabet and others.Righting Writing Wrongs : Teachers are trying new ways of teaching the cursive style to correct illegible scrawls. Handwriting often is a low priority in some schools.
Teaching Handwriting : The concept of teaching cursive from the start ... lots of products for teaching handwriting.
Teaching Handwriting : A comprehensive list of handwriting websites on the internet.
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