Handwriting, many will argue, is becoming a lost art in this world of technology that the students are growing up in. Why not amalgamate the two, instead of having to choose from one or the other? I believe this app is perfect for doing just that. A lot of my students are incredible typists, but can't do cursive writing at all. Hopefully, with apps like this one and proper instruction from dedicated teachers, this does not become the norm.
“Benson Handwriting by Perfection Learning will give your child a head start by teaching him or her correct letter formation.”
Ensure your students/children know the proper foundations of handwriting with the Benson Handwriting Program.
Founded by two educators in 1926, Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. All of the major programs support the Common Core State Standards.
Student and teacher workbooks have been around for ages. Now, discover the features of this program with this intuitive iPad app (iTunes link, $2.99USD), ideal for students in K-6!
- both capital and lowercase letters
- both manuscript and cursive formation instruction
- independent practice with a self-check after each lesson
- students and teachers can choose any order that letters and numbers are taught
Each lesson includes a Three-Step approach:
1. Directional stroke by stroke animated instruction (available in both English and Spanish!)
2. Guided practice (tracing the letters/numerals)
3. Independent practice/review with self-assessment for accuracy
Students are always just a tap away from reviewing the lesson in case they forget a direction/stroke etc.
Here is the menu, with all the upper and lower case, along with numerals and some punctuation. Notice that you can select manuscript or cursive on the left:
Check out perfectionlearning.com for more information about the program and the apps.
Promo Codes for the Benson Handwriting Program.
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