Just before the Easter holidays, I introduced to you Write My Name, a personalised handwriting workbook for pre-school aged children. Over the last three weeks, Olly has been practising his handwriting using the workbook and he has really enjoyed it.
The Write My Name workbook is downloadable from their online website. It’s really easy to place your order, you just enter a few details including the name you’d like throughout the customised workbook and after payment, the workbook is pinged into your email inbox.
Once downloaded, the workbook is yours to keep and can be printed time and time again. You can print it as many times as you wish, whether it’s the whole workbook or a few pages at a time. The choice is entirely yours and is a really great feature of the book as when you buy a handwriting practice book from off the shelves, there’s only one opportunity to complete the book whereas this workbook is a re-printable again and again.
The Write My Name workbook features 27 pages of practical exercises for pre-schoolers. Beginning with dot-to-dot letter formation, the workbook lets little ones practice the letters of the alphabet. This is something that Olly is familiar with but often forgets how to form the letter when we’re practising random words.
For some little ones, they may already be familiar with writing their name. Olly is comfortable writing his name but he often writes large mis-shaped letters. The Write My Name workbook allows little ones to follow the dots and arrows through a variety of different sized letters and this is something we’re keen for Olly to practice. Olly’s letters are often large and sometimes a little unusual looking so the booklet has helped him remember what his letters should look like and gives him something to work towards.
Olly has enjoyed working his way through the shape families pages of the workbook. He’s most comfortable with familiar letters that are in his name and he’s confident in writing letters that feature the one arm robot, a technique that Olly has enjoyed practising. These letters include k, m, n, p and r for example.
The booklet also gives little ones practice of remembering what letters form their name. Olly’s name is obviously quite easy for him to remember but this is where the workbook really helps little ones with longer and more complex names. There’s a section of the workbook where letters from their names are missing and they need to fill in the missing letter. This is great practice for little ones with longer names and will help build their confidence in spelling their name independently.
If your pre-schooler needs a little assistance and some personalised practice with writing their name, we can highly recommend the Write My Name workbook. Not only can little ones learn how to spell their own name, they can learn to practice letter formations, helps to build hand-eye-co-ordination and gives them a good head start ahead of their Early Years education in primary school.
To find out more from Write My Name and to purchase your very own workbook for your child (you just pay what you think the workbook is worth which is brilliant value for money in my opinion) go to http://www.writemyname.global
Disclosure: We are working with Write My Name on this campaign but all thoughts and words are my own.