Happy Handwriting

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ncmomof5
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Happy Handwriting

Post by ncmomof5 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:53 am

I was just wondering if anyone has every used this. Everyone speaks so highly of Cheerful Cursive, and so I was surprised when I went on their website to see that they had a program for learning to print. I would have thought Carrie would've included that with LHFHG. Is it not a good program? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

In His love,
RuthAnn
2013 - 2014
15 yo dd -- MTMM
13 yo ds -- MTMM
12 yo ds -- finish PHFHG/CTC
9 yo ds -- finish BLHFHG/BHFHG
5.5 yo dd -- LHFHG

"Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Matthew 6:32

mommyagain
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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by mommyagain » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:07 pm

I was curious about this myself. It looked like a good program.
Cheryl, wife to hubby for 26 yrs
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ncmomof5
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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by ncmomof5 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:45 pm

Bump :wink:
2013 - 2014
15 yo dd -- MTMM
13 yo ds -- MTMM
12 yo ds -- finish PHFHG/CTC
9 yo ds -- finish BLHFHG/BHFHG
5.5 yo dd -- LHFHG

"Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Matthew 6:32

Marsha
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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by Marsha » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:06 pm

I like it.
We use it.
Miranda 15 on July 4th
Cassandra 12
Jonathan 10
Sarah 8
Hannah 6
Rachel 4
Abigail 2
Rebecca born in Sept.

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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by my3sons » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:20 pm

I'm not sure about Happy Handwriting, but I will say that I think other handwriting programs transition well into Cheerful Cursive. We used A Reason for Handwriting and had no trouble going into Cheerful Cursive after it. Carrie tries to research the best choices on a year by year basis, and tries not to get stuck with the mindset of using one thing just because it was used once. I know when she researched Cheerful Cursive, she thought it was a diamond in the rough - and I agree! :D She always has a suggestion to use whatever handwriting program you most desire though, so if Happy Handwriting is a hit with you, by all means, use that! :D

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ncmomof5
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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by ncmomof5 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:17 pm

Thanks Marsha and Julie. I haven't really gotten to look at Happy Handwriting. I just saw that it was written by the same people who made Cheerful Cursive, so I thought it might be a good choice for my 5 year old. I normally start with cursive, but he seems to be doing better with print first.

In His love,
RuthAnn
2013 - 2014
15 yo dd -- MTMM
13 yo ds -- MTMM
12 yo ds -- finish PHFHG/CTC
9 yo ds -- finish BLHFHG/BHFHG
5.5 yo dd -- LHFHG

"Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Matthew 6:32

ncmomof5
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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by ncmomof5 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:55 pm

Thanks, Marsha. It looks really neat. I might have to order that once my 5 yo ds is done with his Rod and Staff books.

In His love,
RuthAnn
2013 - 2014
15 yo dd -- MTMM
13 yo ds -- MTMM
12 yo ds -- finish PHFHG/CTC
9 yo ds -- finish BLHFHG/BHFHG
5.5 yo dd -- LHFHG

"Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Matthew 6:32

Carrie
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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by Carrie » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:43 am

We did take a look at Happy Handwriting when we originally chose a manscript program and preferred the strategy of copying Bible verses each week that was used in A Reason for Handwriting. Since both programs teach a similar style of writing the manuscript letters, we chose the more Bible-based program for use within our guides instead.

We, personally, have loved having the kiddos give away their Bible verse each week on decorated paper as scheduled in A Reason for Writing. :D However, the beauty of HOD is that you can use any handwriting program that you prefer without affecting the flow of the guide. :D

Blessings,
Carrie

ncmomof5
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Re: Happy Handwriting

Post by ncmomof5 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:06 am

Thanks for answering that Carrie. That makes total sense. I haven't looked at manuscript handwriting curriculums in a long time, so I have no idea what's in the many that are out there. Thanks for sharing your insight.

In His love,
RuthAnn
2013 - 2014
15 yo dd -- MTMM
13 yo ds -- MTMM
12 yo ds -- finish PHFHG/CTC
9 yo ds -- finish BLHFHG/BHFHG
5.5 yo dd -- LHFHG

"Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Matthew 6:32

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