Posts Tagged ‘how to improve writing skills’

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…

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…