PALS Handwriting Program

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    The Playapy PALS Handwriting Program incorporates the Parroting Action Learning System (PALS). This is the primary element that makes this program unique and effective. The parrot and monkey mascots, also known as pals, give verbal instructions, which are read aloud and can be repeated by a child. All alphabet letters can be formed using simple curved and/or straight lines. The lines are matched with simple action words to help children, parents, and educators use the same language. The imitation and repetition of these action words help to guide a child and assist with understanding how to form letters. The parroting also allows for the child to have a multi-sensory experience as he or she hears and speaks the words, feels the motion of the pencil, and sees the lines that are produced.

    Parents can easily help their child learn to print letters at home without training or a teacher’s manual. Simply read a one-page introduction included in each workbook and follow along each page with simple directions. Prior to instruction, it is recommended that children learn to draw shapes independently. This is a quick measure to see if a child is ready for handwriting. You can learn more about the suggested action words and sequence for shapes here.

    It is also recommended to begin the PALS Handwriting Program with the Treasure C.H.E.S.T. workbook prior to the Heads, Tummies, & Tails. Read below for more details.

  • What Makes the Playapy PALS Handwriting Program A Smart Choice?

    • Uses Simple & Consistent Action Words
    • Divides Uppercase & Lowercase
    • Encourages Family-centered Approach
    • Encourages Correct Orientation
    • Focuses on Letter Formation Using Groups
    • Uses Traditional Line System
    • Promotes a Kinesthetic Approach
    • Showcases Fun & Modern Mascots
    • Is Affordable for Parents & Educators
  • Treasure C.H.E.S.T.: A Smart Guide to Printing Uppercase Letters

  • Creative Child Magazine’s Book of the Year for Educational Activity Book!

    Dive your hands into the Treasure C.H.E.S.T. and see what there is to discover.  Printing uppercase letters in groups called Clocks, Hats, Hooks, Ears, Slides, & Trees makes learning letter formation fun and simple. Available in our SHOP in digital and print formats.

    This 64-page workbook includes:

    • Practice pages for each letter sectioned into groups based on formation
    • Coloring pages for letter and matching group introduction
    • Activity pages for extra practice and comprehension
    • Practice pages for children with small print
    • Uppercase alphabet chart and reference page with action word

    Learn Why Printing Uppercase Letters 1st is Key. CLICK HERE

    Learn More about Treasure C.H.E.S.T. CLICK HERE

     

  • Heads, Tummies, & Tails: A Smart Guide to Printing Lowercase Letters

  • Creative Child Magazine’s Book of the Year for Educational Activity Book!

    Play a game of Monkey See, Monkey Do with a clever mascot.  Printing lowercase letters in groups called Heads, Tummies, and Tails makes learning letter formation and alignment fun and simple. Available in our SHOP in digital and print formats.

    This 64-page workbook includes:

    • Practice pages for each letter sectioned into groups based on letter alignment
    • Coloring pages for letter and matching group introduction
    • Activity pages for extra practice and comprehension
    • Practice pages for children with small print
    • Lowercase alphabet chart and reference page with action words

    Learn More about Heads, Tummies, & Tails. CLICK HERE

     

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