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Student Workbook $18
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The way that handwriting is taught in this program is also different than what I am used to, but I have to say right off the bat that I love it! I chose the manuscript method because I wanted my son to work on his printing skills before tackling cursive. But the best part of this method is it actually prepares the child for cursive in the way the manuscript letters are formed.
Even though my six year old knew how to write his letters before starting Logic of English, he had a long way to go towards perfecting them. With that said, I decided to simply start over and teach him this new method. Each lesson that introduces a new letter (phonogram) provides different ways for the child to practice forming the letter. My son's favorite were the tactile cards. These cards have a "sandpaper" feel where the phonogram is raised. The child then learns how to form the letter, step by step using specific strokes (these strokes are actually taught even before the phonograms are introduced). It is simple enough for my four year old but effective for older kids such as my six year old!
Below are some of the letters that my six year old has been working on and let me tell you,
he is improving tremendously!
This program is working well for us and I plan to continue on with the next levels after we complete level A! The only part of the program that can seem overwhelming at times is keeping all of your materials together! I remember struggling with that when I tried a different aspect of their program in the past so as soon as I received my materials in the mail this time, I immediately found a reusable shopping bag to store my Logic of English materials!
My only suggestion would be to possibly offer a bag of sorts that says, "Logic of English" for teachers or parents to store their materials in, simply to make it easier to keep track of everything!
When all is said and done, I highly recommend this program! It is effective, interactive, easy to teach and fun for the kids! Check out what others have to say by clicking the banner below!