I have found it very frustrating to find worksheets for Boogie, especially when it comes to handwriting. I wanted to be able to create writing paper specifically for her needs and where she is academically. Yes, Boogie is only 4, but we have recently started working on reading and writing with the book “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons”. It comes highly recommended by other home school moms, so I was excited to give it a go. Boogie needs extra practice with her handwriting so I wanted to be able to create a worksheet where she could trace the appropriate letters and then write them on her own. But I couldn’t find anything online that suited our needs and I didn’t want a basic writing tablet from the store.
So, when I came across this program I knew I had to give it a try. It took me a little while to get the hang of it (probably more so because every 2 minutes I had to get up and tend to Bird, lol!) but once I did… SUCCESS! This program was EXACTLY what we needed. And even better… I can make so many things with this Startwrite program. For now I’m just using for basic and plain letter tracing worksheets until Boogie gets the hang of forming her letters. Later I can use it to make bright and colorful worksheets like you see in the image above. I’m so excited to try more things out!
The above picture is an example of some of the fun worksheets you can create on this program. I haven’t tried out making a worksheet with the grid background yet, but I’m sure that will come in handy!
This is what the program looks like when you first open it. I have it maximized to fit the entire screen of my computer. At first I couldn’t figure out how to make the grid lines bigger, so I felt a little silly when I realized that all I had to do was increase the font size. Duh. So, once I finally figured out that little tidbit of information I go to work!
Below you can see a powerpoint presentation of screenshots I took while experimenting with the program! Once of the screenshots shows a worksheet I made for the first lesson of “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons”. We are working on the “mmm” and “sss” sounds as well as writing “m” and “s”.
You can check out tutorials for how to use the program HERE and even download a FREE trial HERE! You can purchase this program for $39.95, which is a great price considering how much you can really do with it! This is GREAT for teachers and home school parents alike, AND you could win the program from FREE right here on Mustard Seed Mommy! Just fill out the entries in the widget below for your chance to win! The first entry asks for your contact email, this is REQUIRED so that I can immediately send the winner’s email to the sponsor. This saves you AND me time! Win/win! Good luck! This giveaway ends February 17th at 10am!