Posts Tagged ‘handwriting for kids’

Curriculum Spotlight: Letter Land by Hand

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…

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard. But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of…

Handwriting Influences Thought

Studies show strong connection between handwriting and cognitive development Should we still be teaching handwriting? Reading Kingdom founder, Dr. Marion Blank has found through decades of research that children who learn to write well by hand gain key physical and visual memory abilities that help develop literacy skills.  The following story from Epoch Times further explains why this skill, although…

Reading Kingdom Teaches Reading Right!

Mayla is a mom who has found the benefits of how our unique approach teaches reading to children.  Here’s what she thinks: “It is recommended that each student spend 4 days a week on the program to see the benefits. This was no problem for [my son] Mr. R. He would ask almost every day to do his Reading Kingdom….

Learn to Read, Learn to Write

In addition to teaching children how to read, the Reading Kingdom program also helps children learn to write.  These two skills go hand in hand, ultimately helping children build the strong foundation in literacy they need to become successful later in life. Of course in order to write on a computer or tablet, children need to know how to use…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Should We Still Be Teaching Cursive?

When children can write effectively, they can read effectively; writing and reading are skills that reinforce one another.  In the digital age however, the way we write is becoming less traditional, with cursive handwriting appearing to have faded out of focus. Sandra (teacher) asks: Should we still be teaching cursive? Dr. Marion Blank, the creator of www.ReadingKingdom.com says: Cursive handwriting…