This is a great tool to help children to begin and/or practice handwriting. We use it extensively for our kids, also have them write sentences with the sheets.
I’m 34 yrs old and back when I was 6 I learned my cursive with a similar product, since has little and big squares it was very easy to practice and end up with a very good handwriting, it is the standard handwriting method in Chile. But now that I an adult and have a 5 yr old of my own I find very difficult to teach my daughter her letters. I was going to order some from Chile and spent lots of money just on the shipment. I am so glad I found it, I tell you that is a great learning method.
Our kids love your writing pads! As a child learns to write there are many challenges with using blank paper or lined paper. Your writing pads provide blocks that help the children organize their characters on the page. The shaded row is perfect for them with lower case letters. It provides the correct spatial area that an early writer needs. I have seen some rapid improvement in the children’s writing with them using your pads.
My grandson is a rising 3rd grader, and his handwriting is awful. Teachers no longer emphasize penmanship in the classroom. However, they are quick to complain about his handwriting. I will use this summer 2016 to hone his writing skills. Thank you for making this kind of tablet. I can emphasize to him that most letters begin with a vertical line or end with a horizontal line. He can understand how to stretch out a letter by filling the small square. He can understand spacing between words. It is different from the Mead line tablets in that it gives you an understanding of vertical lines in letters. Hopefully, by the end of summer, his penmanship will be better!
“I used Channie’s handwriting pads in all curriculum areas, math, science, social studies, really all areas.. And I have seen tremendous growth. The parents have seen tremendous growth.”
“This is a fantastic resource for your classroom!!!
I had the privilege to be one of the first teachers to try this product in a classroom. As a kindergarten teacher I watched my students struggle with forming letters correctly and writing letters to large. This was the only tool that worked. Writing skills went from illegible to legible.
After teaching my class how to used the writing sheets. I put them in my writing center and the class looked forward to using them. After a month I had my children use regular writing paper to check their progress and more then half the class handwriting improved dramatically. I highly recommend this product.”
With the increased usage of technology over the last two decades, the frequency of which people actually use pen and paper has diminished significantly. As a result, people have stopped placing as much emphasis on the importance of having legible handwriting. However, there are plenty of reasons people should still consider to practice and perfect their handwriting. These issues span from practical to sentimental and maintain their importance regardless of how frequently we are using technology to communicate.
Learning Handwriting Has Educational Benefits
First and foremost, handwriting is still being used in schools. A good amount of exams and homework assignments are completed on paper, meaning you need to know how to write legibly. Not knowing how to write clearly and correctly will put certain children at an extreme disadvantage when it comes to excelling in their studies.
Handwriting Allows You To Be More Creative
When you are using a computer or any digital device, the ability to be distracted is much higher. Being able to access so much information can be distracting and does not allow for the person who is writing to allow solely on their own creativity.
It’s A Part Of Who You Are
One of the very best things about handwriting is the identity it gives to each and every person. No one’s handwriting will ever be the exact same as yours, and therefore it is something distinct and special that only you are bringing to the world. Not having a handwriting to leave places is just one less thing you can leave behind when what you created is all that is left of you.
Channie’s paper helps students visually plan and self-monitor the formation of letters. Use of this intervention will help young children place their letters on a line and use spatial recognition to write independently.
—Michele O’Connell, Multi-Classroom Leader at Smithfield Elementary
What a great product to help children learn to write correctly. I’m very encouraged that the US education system will adopt Channie’s new writing pad. What a wonderful way to help children!
I was privileged to be one of the first teachers given the opportunity to test out this handwriting paper. As a second grade teacher, I am constantly looking for resources that will help my students who struggle with handwriting. This is the first tool that I have utilized that has had significant and consistent impact on my students’ handwriting. Not only have students developed the skills necessary to form their letters appropriately, but when they are ready to transition to regular paper they carry those skills over to their daily writing.