Thursday, February 18, 2010
TOS Crew: ZeeZok
Over the years I have often added 'handwriting' in the mix. I have printed out pages, and made little books for the kids, and they complete the book. However, it was never long enough to actually make a difference. So I have wanted to have something handy for them to use.
So when I found out that I would be reviewing a handwriting program, I thought, great!!! Exactly what we need.
Now, I really do not have time for a labor intensive program. We have so many needs in our house, that I must say handwriting has slid right to that back burner.
I received Presidential Penmanship Italic Style Complete Program A Supplemental Handwriting Skills Program for First Grade Through Senior High.
Now, this program is indeed a supplemental program. This is a down side for me. It is intended as practice once the ground work of handwriting has been done.
What we did like was the fact that these were Presidential Quotes. Not just simple one line quotes. Also, included are several Inaugural Addresses, and the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence.
The big bonus for us, a large family, is that this CD contains 8 levels of handwriting. You can print off what you need for each child, year after year. This makes it a very good investment! Almost no matter the cost.. What is the cost, you ask? It is $39.99 for the CD that contains all 8 levels. Even if you only used each level 1 time, that works out to a cost of less than $5 per level. Knowing that I have 5 children... this is an extremely good deal!
While we received the Italic font, they offer several others:
AB Handwriting ( A Beka) BJ Handwriting (Bob Jones) DN Handwriting (D'nealian) HWOT Handwriting (Handwriting Without Tears) and ZB Handwriting (Zaner Bloser)
This is a really neat affordable handwriting resource. Please check out their website to see if it will work for your family.
As always, please check out the crew blog to see what my crew mates thought of this product!
I was sent a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest opinion. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone.