TGTB Handwriting Review

TGTB Handwriting Level K

The Good and The Beautiful Handwriting is an amazing curriculum. When we started their handwriting program, my then five year old could not draw a circle or form any letters properly. In 2021, we started TGTB level K handwriting which he completed in four months. He went from not being able to draw a circle to writing words. He loved the work which is why he completed it quickly. He wanted to complete three or four pages a day vs doing one page a day like the book is laid out. I highly recommend TGTB handwriting for kids who have trouble writing, need engaging content, and needs a curriculum that isn’t overwhelming.  I do not recommend this program for kids who need “more” and one page a day will not be enough. I personally find this curriculum a great starting point and a program to build off of. We will be using The Good and The Beautiful Handwriting again in the future to engage my early writers. This post is not sponsored and all thoughts are my own. 

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  1. […] The saying, “Every curriculum works different for each child” has been true for our handwriting choice. I currently have two children using Handwriting Without Tears, one is using the Kindergarten book and the other is using the First Grade book. For my kindergartner, Handwriting Without Tears has been a good fit. He is more artistically inclined and able to duplicate a photo or word when looking at it. An example is the curriculum, will have the word “cow” and a line underneath and they will want the child to write, “cow” on the line. My kindergartener can easily write the word neatly and has little difficultly. The curriculum is a good fit for him since he does not struggle and his writing skills have improved over time using this method. On the other hand, my first grader is really struggling with this method. He has used a few different curriculums in the past and has flourished. I wanted to try Handwriting Without Tears because it came with his Bookshark items. My first grader has hand muscle issues and writing is not his strong suit. Looking at a word and then duplicating it is something he is unable to do neatly. The student book does not teach a child how to properly form their letters besides the visual representation and parent involvement. There is no tracing like other curriculum choices we have used in the past. I do not think Handwriting Without Tears is a good fit for a child who struggles with writing if it’s due to muscle or visual issue. I would recommend this curriculum to a family who has a child or children who are more artistically inclined and enjoy writing. Personally for our family, we will be going back to The Good and The Beautiful handwriting. My review for that curriculum is here: […]


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