Curriculum Spotlight: Letter Land by Hand

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The Reading Kingdom online program is quickly becoming known throughout the world as “the new and better way” to learn how to read. We wanted to let you know that the brilliant techniques underlying our program, Dr. Marion Blank’s“6-SIM” Six Skill Integrated Method, is also incorporated into many other products in the Reading Kingdom store.

Today we shine our spotlight on one of these products with the hope that it may further assist your child or student in their journey toward literacy.

This week’s featured learning curriculum: Letter Land by Hand for Handwriting

The Reading Kingdom teaches your child to learn to read on the computer. While that is taking place, there are still many handwriting demands that have to be addressed in school and in doing homework. Because so little attention is given to the teaching of handwriting, many children struggle to master this skill.

Now the struggle is over.

Through simple, but amazingly effective techniques, your child can learn to handwrite easily and effectively within a few weeks via the Letter Land by Hand program developed by Dr. Marion Blank.

Here is an excerpt from our founder, Reading Kingdom’s article on why learning to write is an essential part of learning to read:

“…The greater ease and fluency that writing offers for reading is reason enough to make writing a key element in early literacy instruction. But the advantages do not stop there. Fluency in writing keeps delivering throughout life. Writing (referring not to handwriting but to the composing of well-organized sets of ideas) offers benefits for cognition, expression of emotions and overall success in school. Further, writing is an invaluable job skill. For example, in a survey of over 200 companies, the Council for Industry and Higher Education found that “good writing skills” were consistently ranked among the top 10 skills employers wanted.

None of these benefits, however, can be realized if we continue failing to offer children the time and training required for effective writing habits to take root. If we want to offer children the full benefits of literacy, it’s about time that writing was given the place it deserves….”

Handwriting also has many other benefits. As noted in this NY Times article:evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information.”

You can read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html

Click here to purchase Letter Land by Hand. Click here to sign up for a free 30 day trial of Reading Kingdom.  Lingo and family will see you soon!