Since ditching regular handwriting books a while back for the older boys, I do sometimes like to give them copywork to maintain or improve their handwriting skills.
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About Bogart Family Resources
The Bogart Family has been building up their offerings in this realm since I first wrote about them.
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This time, I had the chance to evaluate a few different products. For each of the products, we went with the ZB font (Zaner-Bloser style manuscript font) option. D has been working in Handwriting without Tears. However, that font was not available yet for the products I thought would fit best for us right now.
Copywork for Curriculum: Copying the Basics
First up was the Copywork for Curriculum: Copying the Basics Levels 2-A and 3-A. R could use more guided practice in letter formation, so this one looked like a good fit. Level 2 is still all print formation with 1/2” line formation. Level 3 introduces cursive formation.
The copywork selections in this book can help your child learn to master:
- The formation of the upper and lower case ABCs
- Basic personal facts (name, address, phone number etc.)
- The books of the Old Testament
- The books of the New Testament
- Numbers and their ordinals up to 30, the tens family and their ordinals up to 100
- The Roman numerals
- The days of the week
- The months of the year
- “30 Days Hath September”
Some of the things being copied seemed a little ‘young’ for R. I can’t say I wasn’t forewarned, though, as the ebook information talks about this particular stand alone series targeting early elementary students. D also questioned the content some as he considers himself to be ‘advanced.’ Regardless of how they perceived the content, I was glad for a change of pace from other things. Besides, words that are already familiar should mean they can spend more time on letter formation compared to remembering what letter comes next.
Copying the Poems: The Voice of Spring
The other product we evaluated was from their Copying the Poems line, The Voice of Spring. Like the other ebook we have used from Bogart Family Resources, this one is more supplemental in nature. Over 25 lessons, the student will have copied from three full poems as well as four Scripture verses (KJV) related to the topic. Interspersed through the pages are pictures to color as well as areas for drawing. What a fun way to do their copywork!
Overall, I was impressed with the choices being offered so far by Bogart Family Resources. They keep their ebook prices on the reasonable side ($4.95 each for the ones we evaluated and some are even less.) As I already mentioned, my personal preference would be for the HWOT font in all the choices. However, I am pleased to see them slowly incorporating this and other fonts as they are able.