Research has shown that writing by hand aids in learning letters and shapes and can improve composition and expression as well as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Using both visual and kinesthetic (or tactile) learning modalities helps strengthen retention of what is being learned. In addition, well-developed fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination can enhance abilities in other disciplines, such as the arts, sports, and music. Repetition is essential for the brain to learn and recall information. Also, assimilating similarities and differences helps the brain to organize and retain information. Letters are formed using a combination of curved and straight lines and strokes moving in different directions. In an effort to maximize learning, the letters in this book have been organized into three groups according to how they are formed rather than alphabetically.
Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids!