For this review, we were sent the Rhythm & Writing With The Get Write Crew workbook from Rhythm & Writing. As a Mom of young kids, I am always looking for fun ways to keep them writing so I thought this workbook would be great, especially for Jackson who is still learning the ins and outs of writing. It did not disappoint.
Initially, this book reminded me of those great handwriting books we used to use for writing in the public school growing up. It’s a wide, flat book with a spiral binding to allow it to lay flat for work. Pages are mostly black and white with red, yellow, and black handwriting lines for your student to practice on. The font is childlike but clearly legible and easy for your student to follow. It is black and bold so it’s clear and easy for young children to read.
The book front features a “This Book Belongs To:” perfect for your student’s name so they can learn to write and recognize their name in written form. After the introduction page, acknowledgements, and copyright information, you will find a Table of Contents listing the order of letters presented in the pages of the book. This is helpful if you’d like to skip around or just work through. It also helps you plan around the letters for lessons.
Next you will find a few pages of helpful information on how to use the program, followed by a short Pre-Assessment with name, date, and two lines of words for your student to write. Then the lessons begin with Making the Band, a short write up about the theme behind the writing program. The letters begin with “L” and “l”.
The artwork featured within the pages of the book are adorable line drawings in black and white that really pop and allow your child’s imagination to bloom. The simple line drawings look like their own artwork and can be easily filled with color by your child as they work through their workbook. It’s a great way to help them practice holding their utensils for writing, as well as developing the handwriting process as they work through the book.
The Rhythm & Writing With The Get Write Crew workbook is a little over 100 pages in length and so easy to use. Included with the program are online videos that can be viewed with a provided website link. These fun videos go along with the theme of the pages, in music and writing and help your student become engaged in wanting to learn more. They’re fun and happy, bringing joy to the process of writing for children.
Also included with the program is a laminated cover sheet. This is great to lay over the pages to practice writing with a dry erase marker before actually writing in the book. You could tap the laminate sheet to the days lesson to help ensure that your child can use the page with ease.
Jackson’s least favorite subject is writing but he greatly enjoyed this program. He struggles with pencil grip but this was just enough practice to allow him freedom to try writing. The videos were intriguing to him and really helped his interest and focus with the program. He was willing to work on these a few days a week which was wonderful since he really doesn’t like to write. I chose to laminate the pages for him, which made it easier for him to work on them and reusable so that he can practice over and over until he’s comfortable with the formation.
Rhythm & Writing is a part of the Dreamworks Children’s Therapy Network located in nearby Smyrna, Georgia. 20% of your purchase is donated to Dream Makers Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides community-based services to special needs children throughout the Atlanta area. You can find more information about this program on their website at www.dmyf.info
You can purchase Rhythm & Writing With The Get Write Crew for $19.99.
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