Mead Writing Fundamentals Giveaway

by Erica

My 6-year-old daughter has had quite the struggle with handwriting. Last year, in Kindergarten, her handwriting scores were so low, that there was a time when it was close to interfering with her moving up to the First Grade.

That is why I was delighted to see it improve drastically over the last couple of months. She was promoted to First Grade and currently has an A in handwriting. I am so proud!

My four-year-old makes it a point to sit at the kitchen table while my daughter and I work together on her spelling and handwriting homework. When she has spelling words to practice, he is quick to ask if he can also write the words. He smiles brightly and says to me, “I just love homework.”

I like to also use that time to give him his own age appropriate handwriting sheets to work with. Mead products are PERFECT for this.

Yes, we have become huge fans of Mead Writing Fundamentals.

I love, love, LOVE the Learn to Letter raised ruling primary paper. It has been very helpful for my daughter. We use these sheets to practice her spelling words. She loves that she can see and feel the grooves.

Since she writes only on handwriting sheets in class, using Mead Writing Fundamentals at home as well, helps to enforce proper letter placement.

It has been such a help for her and I know that it has made a huge difference with her handwriting.

My son loves letters and has been thoroughly enjoying the Capital Letter Stories, which uses rhyming stories, bright colors and adorable pictures to introduce proper letter formation. He has so much fun with it.

He has also had fun pasting the badges, that he earns at the end of each section, onto the certificate that is placed at the very back of the Capital Letter Stories. Once he has earned and glued on all of the badges, his certificate will be complete. He gets to have fun with glue and feel a sense of accomplishment at the same time. What else could a four-year-old ask for?

Mead Writing Fundamentals has plenty of sheets to work with in all of its four stages:

  • Stage 1: Fine Motor Development for Pre-K and up
  • Stage 2: Letter Formation for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade
  • Stage 3: Primary Writing for Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade
  • Stage 4: Writing Fluency for 1st Grade and up

Mead’s website is also filled with fun tips, activities and demos to help you build skills with your children.

To help get you started with that skill building, we would like to give one of you 5 Mead Writing Fundamental products of your choice. Just leave a comment below to enter by Friday, October 1st. We will announce our winner on Saturday, October 2nd. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian shipping addresses and is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for more information.

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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Cindy September 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I’d love to have some of this stuff for our homeschool!


2 pam r. September 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm

We homeschool too, so this would be awesome!


3 Noreen September 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm

i have used their products before and they are great


4 Jen September 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm

my kids could really use this product!


5 Melissa S September 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

my Kindergartener could really use this!


6 TopazTook September 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm

My four-year-old is into learning her letters and trying to write them lately, but she can get frustrated — this would be a great help for her.


7 Milcah September 18, 2010 at 12:40 am

I would find these very useful.


8 Debbie September 18, 2010 at 2:26 am

I have seen these, thank you for your review. These would be perfect for my little to build her confidence in writing.


9 Terra Heck September 18, 2010 at 3:22 am

These would be great educational tools for my children. Thanks.


10 Terra Jones September 18, 2010 at 7:02 am

I would love a chance to win this! Thank you!


11 Marj M. September 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

I would love to win these for the Church After School Program. These are the “workbooks” the Pastor put on his wish list.


12 Deborah September 18, 2010 at 8:58 am

My 3 kiddos sure would benefit:)


13 Linda Kish September 18, 2010 at 9:06 am

These would be great for my great nephew to use.

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14 meghan September 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

This would be awesome for my little guy who should Kindergarten next year!


15 Sarah September 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

I have two little ones that could use a little help. My 5 year old hates writing…anything to help would be fantastic


16 Maria Gina September 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

I have three kids and these would be great for them . Thank you for this giveaway.God bless.


17 Christi September 18, 2010 at 11:08 am

I LOVE these product! As a literacy leader and as a former first grade teacher, I wish someone had thought of this long ago!!


18 Idaho Jill September 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

This would be great for my preschooler, thanks!


19 Marisa September 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

These would really help my kindergarten-age daughter. Thanks!


20 Jen C September 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

My three year olds love doing workbooks, these would be a great addition to the stash!


21 Amber September 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

What a great learning resource! My 4 year old would love it!


22 Magi September 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm

My 4-year-old is obsessed with writing. She would love this.


23 Rebecca September 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm

My four year old would love this!


24 judy brittle September 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm

With 9 grandchildren this would really be useful. Thank you!


25 Jen N September 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm

This looks wonderful…and very appropriate for my daughter’s writing needs! Thanks for the giveaway!


26 LaVonne September 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Homeschooling my preschooler right now. Thanks for this one!


27 Mozi Esmes Mommy September 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I already bought some of the stage 1 workbooks and would love to add to our collection!

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28 melissa September 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm

these look like excellent products! thanks for the great giveaway!


29 Karen September 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm

We are huge fans of these product,s, thanks!


30 cory September 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm

this would be perfect for my daughter who is in preschool.
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31 Jessica T September 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Either of my kids would enjoy these!


32 Some Lucky Dog September 19, 2010 at 3:40 am

Thanks for the chance to win these for my grandson!

someluckydog at gmail dot com


33 diane taylor September 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

these would be so helpful at my home. thanks


34 cherice September 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Stage 1 looks perfect for my little man! Thanks for the chance.


35 Barbara Manatee September 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I am a special ed teacher and would love to have these for my classroom!


36 Nancy September 20, 2010 at 12:11 am

This would be great for my almost 4 year old who insists on doing homework while his big brother is doing his!


37 Chava September 20, 2010 at 8:16 am

This would be great for my daughter


38 Wendy M September 20, 2010 at 10:16 am

My youngest just started kindergarten and these would be great to help him in his handwriting.


39 Steph September 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I love the Mead products. They really do help my young writers. We might have a long was to go, Mead has helped us along the way.


40 AutumH September 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm

My seven year old is in second grade and still has trouble with his writing skills. This would be a wonderful teaching tool to help me practice with him and support him as he goes.


41 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews September 20, 2010 at 8:22 pm

My PreK son would love this. We do a lot of work on things like this at home.


42 Jen September 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I would love to get some of these for my daughter!


43 Christine Jensen September 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

My first grader struggles with fine motor skills and handwriting. These sound great for giving him some extra practice


44 Kathy Stevenson September 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

This sounds wonderful for my oldest daughter!


45 Heather H. September 22, 2010 at 8:04 am

My little PreK man would love these to practice on and get ahead!


46 nan lara September 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

would be great for my son, thanks
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47 Staci A September 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

My son struggled with handwriting in kindergarten too. In first, he has improved greatly, but it’s still something he has to work at. Finding fun ways to practice has definitely helped.


48 Jaime P September 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

sounds like these will be great helpers for our 1st grader


49 Karen Propes September 23, 2010 at 5:08 am

Awesome giveaway, writing tools are always low at our house


50 staceyk September 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm

This would be perfect for our children to teach them the correct way to write before all the bad habits set in!


51 Page Turner (Heather) September 24, 2010 at 12:33 am

My daughter’s handwriting is pretty good, and it’s currently one of her favorite subjects, but this would be great for additional practice and for introductory materials for my son. Thanks for the giveaway!


52 Kimberly September 26, 2010 at 5:23 am

This looks like a great system.


53 Jennette September 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

I would love these for my kids! They look fun:)


54 Melissa R. September 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm

This is perfect for my son and niece!


55 Sheila Hickmon September 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm

This would be great for my daughter!
Thanks for the chance!


56 Lisa L October 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm

What great products! My nieces could sure use them


57 trixx October 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm

This would be so useful for my daughter. Thanks for the chance!


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