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Manual for Fluent Handwriting, A Review by Christine FieldNan Jay Barchowsky
First, they learn printing. Then they learn cursive. Have you ever questioned the wisdom of, essentially, teaching your child to write - twice? BFH offers a way to write without learning two separate alphabets, print script and cursive. Instead, letters are formed in natural, rhythmic movements and the writing strokes have built-in fluency and move in the same directions that we read, top-to-bottom and left-to-right.
The result is attractive handwriting that is extremely legible, distinct, and quick! Beginning writers learn a beautiful method. Adult students improve their legibility and speed.
This program is unique for other reasons as well. It consists of a book with a CD-ROM. The book offers instruction and the CD has lesson plans and teaching ideas. The author has eliminated workbooks because you can print out pages for students to trace or copy. In this format, you can also customize pages by typing in new text for your students. Imagine investing in one book with CD for all your students for all your years of home schooling! Other available products include some reproducible pictures and exemplars and extra large writing sheets. The main book and accompanying CD sells for $39.95. I have spent that much in one year on handwriting materials! This system will last for years and will produce beautiful writers.