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Draw Write Now Review by Coie Igarashi

By Kim Stitzer

I tell you the truth - this set of Draw Write Now has been one of our favorite products to review. This is something that excites my children and their friends who come visit! Whenever our four kids have their buddies over here, our large set of Draw Write Now art books go FLYING. I don't know what it is about these drawing/penmanship lessons, but I sure am glad we own a set! The lessons are presented wonderfully, in a step-by-step format that makes it simple for the littlest homeschooler, yet challenging enough for those skilled in art and design. It is the BEST way I have found yet to encourage penmanship practice. "Do you want to do the drawings? Then do the penmanship first!" Boy do they get scrambling to neatly write their words! The Old Schoolhouse has been given a WHOLE brand new SET of Draw Write Now books by Barker Creek, and one lucky winner is going to get it! How do you win? Head on over to our contest page (Click Here) and find out! --- A+ a million times for Draw Write Now!

-- Product Review by: the Publishers of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

Here is another Draw Write Now review!

I was able to meet one of the authors of Barker Creek's Draw Write Now program at a recent convention. Kim Stitzer is a delightful and enthusiastic woman and I enjoyed our animated conversation. The products that they put out are of such excellent quality; they obviously know children and care to provide materials that are fun and will last. I love the magnetic kid boards and often find my three-year-old and six-year-old "playing school" with letters and pictures for sounds. They like being able to hold the tray up and not have all the pieces fall off. I plan on packing this kit (and some of their math and geography sets) for a 14-hour car ride we take every summer to Oregon. I can see lots of fun hours of play and learning taking place across the miles.

-- Product Review by: Diane Wheeler, Senior Staff Writer, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

Here is another Draw-Write-Now review!

Well, now I understand why the Barker Creek Draw Write Now series is such an amazing success! I was thrilled (and honored!) to finally meet the incredible creator, Kim Stitzer, at a recent homeschool convention. Kim is SO funny and animated, she literally had Diane Wheeler (our senior staff writer) and I utterly in stitches. It was clear why Draw Write Now is such a blast! It’s because its fun and totally dedicated author SHINES through. What a fun lady! If you are lacking zest and excitement in your school day, consider teaching art classes using Draw Write Now. My kids, and husband who teaches it, LOVE it! It was a pleasure meeting you Kim, and I am excited to see more of your great work in the future.

-- Product Review by: Jenefer Igarashi, Senior Editor, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine