Handwriting, Keyboarding & Beyond! | Kids Out and About Ann Arbor / Detroit

Handwriting, Keyboarding & Beyond!

Improve writing legibility, typing skills and acquire habits for lifetime learning! Handwriting, Keyboarding & Beyond is an interactive and unique course that develops foundational skills kids need to thrive at school. This is an ideal course to supplement virtual/remote learning.

Virtual Live Class starting Tuesday, September 15!

  • Ages 5-10
  • Adult helper needed
  • Meets for 12 weeks on Tuesdays from 4 pm - 5 pm CST
  • Registration limited to 6 participants
  • $275 for 12 classes (includes materials)
  • Dates: September 15 - December 8. No class Tuesday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Week)

Handwriting, Keyboarding, and Beyond! is an interactive and fun series of live, online classes that develops the fundamental skills kids need to write and type efficiently and neatly. Over 12 classes, participants will work on their postural control, reflex integration, sensory systems, and visual-motor abilities. Developing these skills will also lead to improvements in sports and musical performance. This course is ideal for kids who have difficulties with writing legibility, holding a pencil correctly, producing written work and learning how to type fluidly.

Each class consists of fun activities that promote an optimal level of attention for learning new skills and avoids drill-based learning which can lead to resistance and frustration. Lasting and effective changes will be created as the program fills in any gaps in a child’s neurodevelopmental stages. All the strategies taught can be used by parents to further facilitate learning at home. 

Adult participation is required to help children complete the exercises and to help with ergonomic positioning. Parents will receive an email outlining the structure of the classes for the upcoming week and any additional materials required. 

Included with the class cost is access to the live video class, access to the exercise video playlist, fine motor handouts, fine motor tools, Handwriting Without Tears practice book, and Keyboarding Without Tear's online access. 

 Basic equipment required at home for the class:

  • 6’ x 6’ of free space for movement exercises
  • Desk and chair
  • Printer to print out the handwriting screening sheet
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Laptop/ computer/ tablet with keyboard and camera
  • Small stuffed toys
  • 3" binder
  • Medium-sized basket
  • Pillows
  • Hand towels
  • Medium-sized baskets/buckets
  • Yoga mat 

Space is limited to 6 participants max. In order to secure a place, payment and the Handwriting Screener must be received by September 8.

Materials will be available to pick up from the clinic between Thursday, September 10, and Friday, September 11. Shipping to your home will incur an additional fee.

We are unable to offer makeups or refunds for missed classes.


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
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United States

Phone:

832-727-3771
Contact name: 
Allyson Alli
Dates: 
10/27/2020
11/03/2020
11/10/2020
Time: 
4:00pm-5:00pm