About the Non-Joined Handwriting Course (for 5 Yr Olds)
(short clip: STEP 5 :’a’ vowel)
(short clip STEP 11: ‘i’ vowel)
(short clip STEP 13: ‘u’ vowel)
NON-JOINED HANDWRITING LESSONS & WORKSHEETS
(For 5 Yr Olds*)
Course Content – Home Users
The pre-cursive, non-joined-up programme (print) is perfect for children who are 5 years old and not yet ready to learn cursive (joined-up) handwriting. *Younger children, aged 4 years old, may benefit from the course if they have the fine motor control or strength to hold a pencil and show an interest in writing and are able to write the letters of their name. Older children, who have difficulty writing legibly and have poor motor control, will also benefit from this course.
The 15-step Magic Link Handwriting Programme contains clear teaching video instructions with printable worksheets. The course is highly structured and divided into 15 simple steps. Words and sentences are taught vowel-by-vowel. The unique and simple Magic Link font motivates children and makes handwriting easier and letters. There are no unnecessary flicks and curls, which often confuse children.
This course contains 4 hours of clear, teaching video instructions with accompanying printable worksheets. Left and right-handers will learn the correct grip, posture, letter directions, word and sentence formations. Children should use the recommended pencils and they will learn how to write capital letters, punctuation and numbers. Each video lesson lasts around 15 minutes and with a pause button to allow time for children to copy the teaching instructions.
There is lively music and ‘top tips’ throughout each step to reinforce learning and make the acquisition of handwriting fun and easy. Each step is reinforced by copying onto standard, lined paper to encourage transfer. At the end of the programme a “Certificate of Achievement” is provided to motivate and reward.
After the 15 steps are completed, children will be ready to learn the cursive (joined-up) programme and may begin directly on step 4 of this next course.
Designed to run online on PCs, laptops, iPads, iPhones, smartphones and tablets through an internet browser. Presented by Lee Dein, the creator of the programme, a speech therapist and dyslexia teacher, who has over 30 years of teaching experience.
Unlimited access is for 12 months (on average completed in 6-8 weeks) and this price is for home users only.