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Good Handwriting Helps Students Shine

Students’ minds are full of amazing ideas and stories. But if their handwriting is messy or even illegible, they can’t communicate effectively. Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is an engaging and colorful PreK–6 program that integrates with any language arts curriculum and uses academic language and modeling to teach handwriting.

Grades PreK–2 focus on manuscript handwriting. Cursive instruction begins midway through grade 2 or in grade 3, depending on preference.

Best of all, the program can be taught in fewer than 15 minutes a day, which allows teachers to fit this key literacy skill into their busy classroom time.

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The Surprising Connection Between Handwriting and Literacy

Research proves that even in today's digital world, handwriting skills are critical to students' success. The strong connection between handwriting proficiency and literacy has been made by researchers again and again.

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting has been honed and refined for over 125 years based on research from educational leaders and occupational therapists.

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Materials Kids Love—That Really Work

Program materials for grades PreK–6 support students as they develop handwriting readiness skills, learn to write manuscript and cursive letterforms, and build handwriting legibility and fluency.

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From First Letters to Fluent Cursive in 15 Minutes A Day

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting lessons follow a clear, three-step instructional plan—Model, Practice, Evaluate—and can be taught in fewer than 15 minutes a day.

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Dedicated to Your Success

Zaner-Bloser offers customizable professional development services to support educators’ ongoing professional growth and meet their specific needs. These professional learning opportunities positively impact teacher knowledge and satisfaction and, in turn, student learning with Zaner-Bloser Handwriting.

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“My kids are so excited about doing their handwriting each day, writing sentences and practicing numbers.”

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