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Steps4Kids Cursive

Steps4Kids Cursive

Fall 2008 DVD
Ages: 7 & Up
Producer: Steps4Kids, LLC
DVD Price: $19.99
Review:
Steps4Kids' four-part Cursive DVD teaches basic rules for good handwriting including posture and grip as well as helpful hints to remember when and where to connect letters. The first segment is intended for parents and teachers, and provides practical teaching tips including posture, pencil grip and techniques for left-handed learners and suggests breaks and games to support instruction. The second and third segments are directed at children, and are divided into uppercase and lowercase letters in addition to grouping similar letters together. The "teacher" uses consistent terminology to reinforce the letter formation, which is helpful to students as they learn this new skill. The final segment reviews cursive rules and provided additional practice. In all, although a bit dry by its nature, this DVD offers a good supplementary resource to home- or classroom-instruction.
Lisa Clemmer   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Elizabeth Clemmer has been teaching Pre-Kindergarten in Baltimore City for six years and serves as team leader for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. In addition to having her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Elizabeth is certified in Early Childhood Education and is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

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