I was able to review Write Through the Bible Junior Philippians 2:1-18 (ESV) D’Nealian Manuscript by Trisha Gilkerson . I have been looking for a book to help my son with handwriting since he is in special education, they don’t practice as much as they used to. He is in 8th grade and 13 yrs old but this book is still great for him since he is at a 2-3rd grade level. This is perfect for special needs children to learn how to copywork, memorize verses and practice handwriting.
Here are a few quick things about the brand new Write Through the Bible, Junior curriculum:
- It is designed for kids, ages 4 to 6 years old, definitely on target for young ones who are ready to begin developing their fine motor skills. The original Write Through the Bible workbooks are great for older kids.
- The 423-page workbook covers an entire school year (four days per week for 31 weeks). So far, I am finding the daily lessons to be very young-child and busy-mama-friendly.
- Copywork lessons are built around learning letter strokes and memorizing Scripture(Philippians 2:1-18). The review copy I received features the ESV version, which is why my son is holding the ESV version (in case the suspense was killing you). Like I said, the KJV workbook is available too.
- The workbooks are available in three fonts: Ball and Stick (the most simple form), D’Nealian Manuscript (prep for cursive), and Cursive.
I haven’t started him in the book yet. But I do plan on getting it spiral board because it would be easier to use for him.
Here’s a quick tip about that from Trisha:
If you find the big book to be too cumbersome, you can always take the book to an office supply store (like Staples) and have them cut the binding off and hole punch the pages for you to store in a 3-ring binder. That way, you can take out one page at a time for your child and not deal with the big book.
Either way, we love these fun pages!
If you’re looking for help with Scripture memorization and handwriting practice, here are several FREE resources from the creators of Write Through the Bible:
- 21 Ways to Prepare Your Preschooler for Handwriting Success
- FREE Printables Packs to Encourage Fine Motor Skills
- What are Fine Motor Skills, and Why Are They Important? (short Youtube video)
- How to Use Copywork for Bible Memorization
- How to Prepare and Use a Charlotte Mason Style Memory Box
Write Through the Bible, Junior is brand new (today is the official launch day!), so I haven’t used it yet. I do plan on using with my son on weekends since he is in school during the week. Actually thinking about do it during the summer when he is out of school, so he gets more practice
Where can I get Write Through the Bible Workbooks?
I’m so glad you asked!
Write Through the Bible and Write Through the Bible, Junior curricula are available at Intoxicated on Life, as well as on Amazon. This is the first book that I have gotten so I will see how he likes and order the pdf’s since then I can printed them as need, it is a huge book.
Here’s a list of Write Through the Bible titles, and where you can get them:
- Amazon (softcover workbooks)
(Wheew, there are a lot!)
- IntoxicatedONLife.com (printable PDFs)
Should I get the softback workbooks, or the printable PDFs?
That’s completely up to you!
Do you prefer the convenience and ease of having a ready-to-use workbook to hand over to your child?
- If yes, then the softback workbooks from Amazon are probably a good product for you.
Do you need to opt for saving money over saving time, and do you have access to a good printer?
- If yes, then the printable PDF packets are a great, frugal choice.
Whatever your preference, I think you’ll be happy if you choose Write Through the Bible (and Junior!) curriculum.
As a part of the Write Through the Bible, Junior launch team, I received a copy of the workbook in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions and views expressed here are my own. Please see my full disclosure regarding sponsored posts and affiliates. Thank you for supporting this site!