Pencil Pete’s® Learn to Print Program
Making the basics easier to master
Pencil Pete can make teaching and learning handwriting easier and more fun!
Developed by an elementary school teacher as a tool to more effectively teach handwriting skills, it’s now used around the world to make handwriting easier to learn.
Save time, strengthen a crucial skill
Teaching handwriting can be time consuming and tedious, but with so many important things to do, teaching this skill can often end up at the bottom of the list.
Pencil Pete’s® Learn to Print Software was designed to help make teaching handwriting more effective in the classroom and is now offered as a low cost tool for use in schools and at home.
Teaching handwriting in the classroom or at home can be easier, more effective, and at the same time a lot more fun.
Whole class or small group instruction: Set up a monitor in front of the class. The animated pencil will demonstrate proper letter formation over and over, allowing you to move around the classroom freely while focusing on individual student progress.
Independent instruction / extra practice at home or school: Print up a supply of Pencil Pete’s® Worksheets and your child or students can work independently at computer stations. Use computer time / learning center time to teach and practice handwriting.
Doing it right
We are sometimes satisfied with the fact that a letter looks like it should. Equally important is how it is formed. Help your child or students avoid learning bad handwriting habits that will need to be unlearned later. Learn proper techniques when learning to print, and learning cursive later on will be much easier. Pencil Pete’s® software and worksheets will show how it should be done.
Teaching handwriting skills takes a lot of time, and given everything else on the list of things to do, it can be difficult to spend the time that was once given to teaching this skill. But learning to write is important. When children no longer need to concentrate on how to form each letter they become free to more easily express themselves through written language. It is a prerequisite skill to obtaining the higher standards set for Language Arts/Written Communication.
Pencil Pete’s® Learn To Print Program:
- Encourages even reluctant learners to spend more time on task.
- Demonstrates proper technique and provides the repetition and visual cues important for all children as they develop good handwriting skills.
- Can also be helpful for special-needs children with perceptual motor or spatial awareness difficulties.