Quick Question: What is copy work?

Copy work is mentioned in many places in the homeschooling world. It is even included in most Five Senses Literature Lessons programs. Copy work means you select a word, sentence, or passage from a book and have your child copy it. As an occupational therapist, I am a huge fan of copy work!

Foundations & Fundamentals, Our Newest Program, is Now Available!

Hooray! It is finally here! Our newest Orange Level curriculum: Foundations and Fundamentals. This program is a secular, multi-sensory, complete curriculum based on child development that will get your child started off with reading, writing, and math in the best way possible!

My Favorite Toys — Rock Crayons for Developing Good Pencil Grip

As an occupational therapist, I cringe when I see a child being encouraged to learn to write before they have developed a proper pencil grip. Your child needs to work on developing a grasp that uses the tips of their fingers. Rock Crayons are a great way of helping your young child build the muscle strength needed for a proper pencil grip. And they are fun!

8 Easy Steps to Overcoming Dysgraphia

DYSGRAPHIA IS A LEARNING DISABILITY FOR WRITING.
Children with dysgraphia often have a combination of fine motor delays, lack of hand and finger strength, issues with hand-eye coordination, and struggle to remember how to write letters. You can help your child overcome dysgraphia with our step-by-step guide.

5 Fun Was To Improve Handwriting Without Writing Letters

The question of the Day: My child (4, 5, or 6 years old) is learning to write and struggling. What can I do to help? Learning to write is hard. Writing is a complex task. It requires muscle strength in the arm, wrist, and hand; visual perceptual skills; fine motor control; and hand-eye coordination. In…

Making letters fun!

My child needs to learn to write letters but isn’t interested in workbooks. What can I do? There are lots of great ways to teach and practice writing without actually writing. Here we explore a few ideas that teach letters with a multi-sensory approach.