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"I Like Animals" A-Z Beginning Penmanship


“I Like Animals” A-Z Beginning Penmanship is created to be your child’s very first introduction to hand printing, with letters introduced in order of difficulty, easiest letters first, upper and lower case, in trace printing. The child traces over each letter in order to learn writing the easy way. We start with super-easy fun mazes that develop the child’s hand coordination. Each maze contains the letter shapes included in the next set of letters. After practicing with letters, your child copies a list of mostly one-syllable animal names (ant, bee, cat, dog, etc.). Then he goes on to tracing sentences about each animal. Every page is delightfully illustrated and includes a picture of that animal to color on the facing page. To top off the fun format, we also have bees scattered through the pages for your child to find and count.

A fantastic resource for new homeschooling moms!

You can now buy this beginning manuscript penmanship book in a bundle deal with the beginning cursive penmanship book, A-Z Crawly Critters Cursive Penmanship, by buying the bundle product A-Z Animals Beginning Penmanship 2-Book [BUNDLE]. This gives you both books at a discounted price.

The professional handwriting font set used in our penmanship books is used by public schools across the U.S. This book is reproducible for all students living in the same home as the book’s owner.

Quotes About This Product
“A gentle and playful introduction to trace manuscript and penmanship. … The animal themed format is child-friendly and fun, and very non-threatening to the beginner writer.”
Kathy Davis

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July 3rd, 2013
Nice images and pleasant copy work. Very pleased with this booklet. [...]
February 10th, 2012
These are very nice pages and mazes for a budding writer. We are using each letter to draw and research other animals beginning with the same letter. It has become science, art, and penmanship in one! (Using the Christian Liberty Nature Readers along [...]
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February 28th, 2011
As part of our weekly writing work, we are currently working through LightHome Publications’ A-Z I Like Animals Trace Manuscript Penmanship book. This printable 83-page eBook is filled with lots of writing practice exercises for levels K-Grade1. [...]
January 30th, 2008
This book was enthusiastically welcomed by our four and five-year-olds, and even our seven year old, as our children love animals. One of the things I loved was Mrs. Dunlap’s idea for a “reward” page or two between the actually penmanship [...]
October 26th, 2007
I've been using this with my K5 student, and it has been great for her--I love that she can trace over the letters. The little games and mazes interspersed throughout are fun, too. Basically, it's a fun way for a child to practice their writing without [...]
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Electrum seller
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2007 Revision
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20.76 MB
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File Last Updated:
February 09, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on August 20, 2007.