Young children will enjoy the beautiful illustrations and poetry in this book as well as practicing their penmanship (printing) by tracing dotted letters. We share 58 delightful poems about God’s creation and our relationship with Him as His children. These include 41 original poems by author Joymarie Dunlap on topics that include flowers, sunshine, rainbows, swinging, bubbles, the seashore, snow, birds, singing, family, kindness, and sharing.
We have also included 17 poems by other authors on the subject of prayer and thankfulness. Two of those poems are by well known authors Louisa May Alcott and Fanny Crosby, written at age 8. This book also includes 15 Bible verses, and 44 delightful, wholesome, old-fashioned paintings of children and their natural surroundings by famous artists, along with illustrations of things kids love, such as birds, butterflies, animals, fruit, flowers, and toys.
This book strengthens children’s spiritual values in a gentle, natural, enjoyable way. And while the trace manuscript penmanship in this book is designed for kids in kindergarten to 3rd grade (pre-cursive), kids as young as 3 and 4 years old will enjoy the poetry and pictures, as will some nature-loving kids ages 9, 10, and 11 as well. (Whether or not you use the penmanship in this book, your children will really enjoy the pictures and poetry.)
The manuscript (hand printing) text in this book appears in both solid letters to copy and dotted letters for beginning students to trace. The dotted letters start out at a line size of 40 (download our free line size sheet to see what that means) in the first lessons, then progress to size 36, 32, 30, 29 and then 28 in successive lessons. This helps the beginning student progress in their ability to write in smaller, more natural letter sizes.
Usable pages: 77
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 purchaser.