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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Rhythm & Writing ~ a TOS review

Today I have a fun handwriting program for the youngest set of learners from Rhythm & Writing. For the last few weeks my JrK’er, Micah, has been working in their Rhythm & Writing with the Get Write Crew.

Rhythm & Writing with the Get Write Crew was created by an Occupational Therapist, Nikki Wilson, to be used as a full curriculum or as a supplement. This program is an excellent way to start learning correct letter formation for beginners. It is a fun way to teach and practice handwriting. The program encourages correct letter formation through engaging stories with a set of animals who sing about letter formations.

We received the softcover, spiral bound notebook with a transparency film to use. We also received access to online videos that are really cute and fun. To start the lessons your child will complete a pre-assessment that checks the child’s ability to form letters correctly. After you know which letters your child needs help with you can either progress through the program letter by letter or follow the program in the order it is laid out in the book.

One of the features of this program is the ability to watch fun little music videos that correlate with the book lessons. The video lessons are short and sweet but enhance the program and make it more fun. I also really like that the pages have a red baseline with a green top line and a yellow dotted midline. This has helped my son visually see where his letters are supposed to start and stop.

Since Micah has not had too much formal writing instruction, I elected to just go with the order in the book. However, right from the start I realized that his fine motor skills are lacking in letter formation. While he does know how to write the letters of his own name, he struggles writing and forming other letters. No fault of his own, I just need to up my game and get him up to speed.

I love that this program appeals to a wide range of students. The cast of characters included in the workbook include characters of different abilities. I love that it shows diversity so that everyone is included even if you need the help of a wheelchair, etc.

Over the course of time that we have been using this handwriting I have seen a bit of improvement in Micah’s handwritting, but he is still a long way from where he needs to be. But, he’s young and I realize that homeschooling is a marathon and not a sprint so he will be just fine in the long run so we will just plug away a little bit each day.
Rhythm & Writing with the Get Write Crew {Rhythm & Writing Reviews}
But don’t just take my word for it! We are only one of 38 families to have reviewed this curriculum so be sure to check out what my CrewMates thought of this program by clicking the banner below.

Rhythm & Writing with the Get Write Crew {Rhythm & Writing Reviews}

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Product ~ Rhythm & Writing with the Get Write Crew
Ages ~ elementary

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