Pre-K Letter Workbook

My three year old, Smiles, has been wanting to do school like her big sisters this year, so she was thrilled when we received a free copy of My First Letters from Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks to review. 

My First Letters from Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks - PreK through First workbook for easier and neater letters | Review by Running With Spears  #hsreviews  #handwriting #visualhandwriting This workbook is designed for children in Pre-K through 1st grade.

It contains three pages for each letter, one to trace the uppercase letter, one to trace the lowercase one, and a page to trace both the uppercase and lowercase letter once and then write it on your own. The two tracing pages each also have a small picture to color, and every page has guidelines that are intended to help children for their letters more easily and neatly.

The final two pages contain numbers zero through nine to trace.

 Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks sells a number of other workbooks, including a Quick & Neat Alphabet Pad  and a Easy Peasy Alphabet workbook for Pre-K through 1st grade.

My First Letters from Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks - PreK through First workbook for easier and neater letters | Review by Running With Spears  #hsreviews  #handwriting #visualhandwriting

Smiles was really excited about this workbook at first and did the first fifteen or so pages in one sitting. 🙂

My First Letters from Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks - PreK through First workbook for easier and neater letters | Review by Running With Spears  #hsreviews  #handwriting #visualhandwriting I actually wasn’t sure that she was at all ready for something like this, so I was quite impressed with how well she could trace the letters, and how much she enjoyed it. She’s not really quite to the point of mastering writing letters on her own yet, though. Some of the letters, especially, were just too much of a challenge for her. I was impressed that she was even able to write her letters at all after tracing them, though.

She also quickly lost interest in attempting to write the letter on her own more than once or twice before wanting to move on, and after the newness wore off, she resisted doing the writing pages at all because without anything to color on the page there was no appeal for her.

My First Letters from Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks - PreK through First workbook for easier and neater letters | Review by Running With Spears  #hsreviews  #handwriting #visualhandwriting

All in all, this is a well made workbook, and when Smiles is in just the right mood, she enjoys working on it. She’s really still in preschool right now, so I think she’s just a bit young for it and would likely enjoy it even more (and actually be ready to write her letters after tracing them) in six months or a year.

My First Letters from Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks - PreK through First workbook for easier and neater letters | Review by Running With Spears  #hsreviews  #handwriting #visualhandwriting This could also be a great workbook to accompany a reading program that focused on teaching the letter sounds, to practice writing the letter you’re working on.

*Side note…can I just say how ridiculously grown up Smiles looks in this picture? I mean oh my goodness, she’s THREE for crying out loud, but all of a sudden she’s looking like a school kid! I just can’t even!

Anyway, be sure to hop over to the Homeschool Review Crew link-up to check out what others have to say about this workbook, and a handful of others from Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks

Have a great day, my friends, and thanks for stopping by. 😀

 

 

What’s your “I’m such a MOM” moment?

So the other night I noticed my three year old had lost her blanket while she was sleeping and I covered her back up. As I was tucking it back in all snug around her I realized that that,  for whatever reason, is my quintessential mom moment. There’s just something about covering a sleeping loved one so they don’t get cold that feels very mothering. I mean this morning I was holding a puke bucket while said three year old vomited her guts out, which is probably way mom mom-ish, but all I could think about was focusing on anything else so I didn’t’ puke, too, lol.

So what about you? What’s the one thing that you think of as being the most quintessential act of motherhood?

 

Wrath Ladies Who Lunch Giveaway

Hello lovelies. Black Château recently send me an advance copy of Wraith Ladies Who Lunch  by Sean Patrick Traver. This book looks like a fun quick read. It’s about ghosts and mummies, and specifically a character named Tasenetnethor who was an actual Egyptian. Her mummy is currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Sean’s depiction of her is based off both his research into her real life and her travels as a mummy.

I haven’t had a chance to read this yet, but it’s not long at all and should be the perfect bite-sized read for when I want to finish a book in one sitting.

The book comes out October 24th, just in time for Halloween, but there’s a fun giveaway happening right now! Here’s the info I received about it:

“People who enter the giveaway have the chance to win a gift basket with autographed copies of 3 of Sean Patrick Traver’s books (Grave’s End, Red Witch and Wraith Ladies Who Lunch) along with other gifts.
Second place winners will win 1 of 10 signed copy of Wrath Ladies Who Lunch.
Third place winners will receive 1 of 100 e-book copy of Wraith Ladies Who Lunch.
As you can see we have a lot of prizes.”

Awesome, right? Click here to enter the giveaway now!

 

Spiced Tea

 

Hello friends. 🙂

Tell me…tea or coffee? If you’ve been around here long you’ve probably noticed I LOOOVE coffee. But it’s just not FALL until I’ve had a cup of spiced tea (apparently often referred to as Russian Tea…I’m not sure why). I’ve tweaked a few different recipes to find one that’s just perfect for me and here’s what I ended up with.

1 cup instant iced tea powder, lemon (sweetened)
2 cups Tang
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Shake well, then add a heaping tablespoon to a mug of steaming hot water!

PUMPKIN SPICE IS COMING!

Hello lovelies!!! Can you believe it’s September?!? We’ve actually been having far cooler temps than normal here. I woke up one morning last week and it was sixty-five degrees out! I mean I could actually sit on my porch in a sweater and feel cozy. I read that we’re expected to have a much cooler than usual September here, which has me incredibly excited! Bring on pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and sweaters and scarfs and boots! Yay! If you can’t tell, Autumn is by far my favorite season. What’s yours?