We have been enjoying using the Keyboarding Without Tears typing program! I would have loved to have had this program to use with the children when I was teaching K-5 computer lab classes. We plan to purchase this program and continue to use it after our free time expires. We have also used the Handwriting Without Tears program in the past, which I also think is GREAT! Sign up and use Keyboarding without Tears created for Grades K - 5 with your children for free until July 31, 2020.
This is Talen's penmanship test he took today (from Abeka Penmanship). I enjoy reading his penmanship tests each week because I like how Abeka uses Bible verses, poems, and quotes for handwriting. I try to take a moment to really take in what the author is saying and stop to reflect on it for a few minutes for my own enjoyment. Oftentimes, I will ask my child, "What was the message of today's writing?" or "What was your take away from today's writing?" These type of questions can lead into a quick little discussion with your child about making good choices and the importance of good character traits.