This review is going to be just a touch different because I am the one who used this program. I have notice that as I get older and I have started using the computer (or my phone….) to communicate more, my handwriting has gone downhill. I was excited to get the chance to try out Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting by Everyday Education LLC for myself.
One thing I do want to point out though, is that students that struggle with good penmanship will often do better with an italic style and so this would be a great program for them if you happen to need that specific need addressed. I was very happy to see that though, because I have found that to be so helpful in our own homeschool.
The writing samples are a little different in that they are not machine produced, but rather hand written by the author herself. That makes a lot of difference because the student is given a sample that is neat and appealing to look at but not so perfect that is cannot ever be reproduced. For a younger child, I can see this being so much more appealing and fruitful. For me, tey just made it seem whimsical and fun.
I enjoyed using the program to learn to write in italics and found it to be a lot of fun with many options to dress up or dress down my handwriting. It also appealed to me because I really like to write with a very wide pen and plain print can sometimes become hard to read with one. I didn’t have those problems with the italics and found my handwriting to be more attractive this way.
I very much enjoyed this book and as I was working through it my oldest daughter expressed a desire to try it so I am sure that she will be the next one to use the program. I will enjoy her handwriting being a bit neater and easier to read 🙂
If you’d like to see what other members of the crew had to say about this program, you can click the link below.