My son is in first grade, and as such we are focusing more on improving his handwriting. I am always looking for ways to work on this skill, and give him the tools to build his confidence. In this post, I will discuss our experience with Channie’s My First Pencils and My First Letters.
Channie’s My First Pencils comes with 5 jumbo barrel pencils, that vary in color, and a sharpener. The My First Letters book features removable pages, wide spacing, and fun illustrations. The pencils are $6.97 and the book is $12.95.
Handwriting is not the most fun activity in the world. It’s just not. However, it is a much needed skill. August loved the pencils, and thought they were really cool. He liked the jumbo barrel and how it fit in his hand. But, he was not excited to be practicing handwriting. I could very well be wrong, but I’m not sure that most kids are excited by handwriting at his age. With that said, I was able to assign him pages which he did without complaining. So, I call that a win.
As a parent, I appreciate the gentle approach to handwriting and the wide spacing on each page. When August would work on writing a letter, I could see his focus and how he was working to improve with each try. It didn’t feel overwhelming for him, which is important to me because I don’t want him to be turned off from writing.
Overall, I believe that Channie’s My First Pencils and My First Letters makes handwriting less frustrating. Of all the handwriting workbooks and worksheets that we have done, this one is by far the best.
Guiding children through handwriting can be quite difficult. For parents searching for handwriting workbooks and pencils for their children, I would absolutely recommend Channie’s My First Pencils and My First Letters. We have had a great experience thus far, and will continue practicing with the workbook and pencils.