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I know I am getting toooo anxious because my dd is only 4 y/o and ds is on 16 mos old. However... there are a lot of enticing products on the market. DD has been showing interest in writing letters and drawing pics. I've read some good books on how to , but would like something concrete to start with -- not ot mention I can't draw a lick not even a straight stick.

Have any of you used Draw Write Now or Sing Spell Read and Write or Handwriting Without Tears. If not what would you suggest?

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First off seperate the act of writing with reading. Many programs combine the two and frustrate the child. Writting ussually lags behind reading.

Handwriting without tears (HWOT) teacher manual has a lot of good information on developing good pencil holds "writing habits". As for buying the rest that is up to you. You can make your own sheets. Especially if your dd likes to draw.

As for reading "Sing Spell Read" it is suppose to be a good program. But you can do it cheaper and much simpler with Phonics Pathway by Dolorees Hiske.

You can improvise to fit your child easier with Phonics Pathway. You can use the book more to guide you. As for readers you can use Bob books or check your local library.
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/J01phonicsgames.html
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/reading.php
 
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