Tuesday, June 29

Useful Resource for parents of NSW pre-school and primary school kids:

We just got our school reports and Eloise's was delightful.  She's enthusiastic, inquisitive and articulate.  She's an excellent reader and is improving her handwriting - but this is an area we struggle with - she does have a tendency to transpose letters - y, g, b and d are the worst ones so with a bit of searching I've found the NSW Foundation fonts for free download - you can download it too from here.

What I love about this is we can now make sheets at home and get the little frills more school-ready by making 'trace-sheets' using the Foundation - dot font.  Wonderful for perfecting the name writing at least for the little frills.

Here's some great info from the NSW Board of Studies about handwriting curriculum and helping your child at home with handwriting.

Couldn't keep this wonderful information to myself, I just had to share it, let others know too!
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6 lovely comments:

Red Dirt Mummy on June 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

We've done the same thing with the style used here in WA. We've done their name in the solid print and the dotted print on one sheet and then laminated it. They can use a whiteboard marker and write their name over and over and over and over.... I've also done up some booklets that follow themes, eg body parts, animals, etc that are for tracing, having a go at and colouring. Both of my kids have loved them and, being the sponges for learning that pre-school aged kiddies are, these have been perfect.

Corrie on June 30, 2010 at 7:47 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

this is sad but one of keira's favourite games is dictation and she is very good BUT she loves to throw a couple of capital letters in there so I better go and check out that website!!!!!

well done eloise! all that ahead of us next year

m.e (Cathie) on June 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

thanks Liss, i know you say it's NSW but i'm sure it will be a great source for others aswell. off to have a look.

p.s I hope you are surviving the holidays ♥

Lily Mulholland on July 4, 2010 at 8:47 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

What a fantastic idea! Perfect for my preschooler!

Loz ♥ on September 17, 2012 at 2:43 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Yay! Am so glad I stumbled onto this! Been searching everywhere for the font for my four year old twin sons to start practising their names. Thanks so much for the link to the freebie download :)

craftygirl91 on January 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hi, when I clicked on the link it came up with a page saying 'site not found'. I know you posted this a few years ago, so maybe the page has since been deleted. How sad.


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