Suppliers of writing software lessons and fonts for sale to homeschooling families. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.
Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection.
Pencil Pete’s Handwriting Program
Animated pencil shows your child how to form printed and cursive letters. Demos on the site.
Mac & Windows. Commercial. Zaner-Bloser and D’Nealian style fonts for creating your own printing or cursive writing lessons.
Mac & Windows. Commercial. Works similar to your word processor software (only easier) with special features that make it the perfect solution for creating your own customized handwriting practice worksheets for your children or students.
Steps4Kids to Write Their ABCs
DVD. This innovative approximately 1 hour instructional DVD contains 3 sections to help children learn how to write their manuscript letters.
Trace pre-cursive letters
A free Android app. Tracing app for practicing handwriting, starting from precursive with dynamic instructions, followed by simple words, cursive letters and joined-up cursive writing of simple words. Relevant for grades k-5 and ESL / ELL students.
Keyboarding & Typing
Garfield Typing Pal Deluxe
by Enteractive Inc.
With Garfield’s Typing Pal Deluxe, learn how to type–or greatly improve your skills if you already know how to type–in less than 15 days while having fun. Many exclusive features, based on 12 years of research and development, keep motivation at a very high level.
Windows. Teaches typing skills in fast in one-minute sprints, quickly developing speed and accuracy. It’s especially effective for a child with a learning disability with special education needs like those with Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Asperger Syndrome, and some other forms of Autism.
Platform: PC/Mac Disc
- Set personal goals, celebrate your achievement and keep motivated every step of the way
- You control how fast you proceed and what you do
- 12 interface themes and countless options adapt to age, needs and style
- 18 exciting videos introduce typing activities and demonstrate proper stretch break techniques
- Over 100 skill checks and typing tests measure your progress
Watch your students speed and accuracy improve through free online educational typing games that your kids will enjoy playing!
Windows. Free or $29. Fully functional word processor: diary and journal features.