Just a quick note to let you know we have introduced the Writeboards throughout the school now, from Kindergarten to Year 6.
We use them in our hand writing lessons to practice our letter formation after teachers have modeled this to students. The kids LOVE using the Writeboards and have no problems with wanting to do a handwriting template over again. No more "I'm finished. What do I do now?"
Using the Writeboards and appropriate templates, it is easy for the teacher to differentiate lessons so all students are working at their own skill level. This is very important, especially in composite classrooms.
Finally, (although I am sure there are way more benefits), we use the Writeboards as a basis for many phonics and maths games we play with our students. The Writeboard product is incorporated into all games that we make. Keeping score or giving children additional practice with their spelling and writing is so much easier with the boards. There is no more wastage of paper.
The children love the novelty factor the Writeboard brings to their lessons and we all know how much the brain loves a multisensory and novel experience.
Thanks for introducing such a great product
Oriel McGee, St Josephs School, Rosebery
We have been recommending the use of Writeboards for nearly 8 years now as a Writeboard is one of the best products to teach children to form their letters correctly.
As an Occupational Therapist our home and school visits require portability of equipment and the Writeboard is perfect for this.
With the emphasis on recycling now a day, Writeboards minimise the use of paper, printing and the need to take bulky copies of resources along to our sessions. Uploading the resources onto the iPad is also very resource efficient.
I highly recommend Writeboards.
Blanche K Paediatric Occupational Therapist
To Whom it May Concern;
I recently purchased a variety of items from Writeboards for my child care centre and I am delighted with these items. Mary came out to give me a personal demonstration of the products and to explain the benefits of the boards to me. I was so impressed with the products and the accessories that I ordered several for my centre and ran a fundraiser to offer families an opportunity to purchase Writeboards to use at home.
Writeboards are now being used in every room in my centre. Downstairs our under three year old children finger paint, stamp paint and free paint and draw on the boards. They love looking at their creative designs in 3D and as the artwork can easily be erased they are a great trial and error activity for children.
Upstairs our older children use the boards freely to express themselves or with one of the many templates that helps to promote pencil grasp, letter and number recognition, letter and number formation and numeracy and literacy skills.
As our centre is currently exploring ways to become more sustainable and to help our planet, Writeboards supports us to meet our goal of using less paper in our curriculum. If an artwork or activity is worthy of retaining, it can easily be photographed, scanned or photocopied but if not, it can be wiped clean in seconds.
I highly recommend this product and company to other child care centres as well as to anyone working with children or young people.
Lisa Clancy - Footprints Child Care Centre
Practical Home Schooling Product
There are so many things that I love about Writeboards and the hundreds of templates. From a home schooling point of view, this product is in my "Top Ten Must Have Resources".
Thanks Writeboards for developing such a wonderful product! I am thankful that you are continually adding to the range and seeking to improve and expand the nature of the templates.
P. McIntosh (homeschooling mother of six in SA)
To Whom It May Concern:
My tutors use Writeboards with their students in all three of my centres. The tutors have made the following comments:
I can see the Writeboard being used a great deal with my students.
Kip McGrath Education Centres (Artarmon), (Forestville), (Monavale).
To Whom It May Concern;
I have been buying books for my children aged twelve, nine and five for many years for extra work to help them at school. To start with, I had my twelve year old write in pencil so I could erase them easily and use them again for my two younger children. I was yet to discover that they could still see the answers and they would write exactly what my eldest had written, whether the answer was right or wrong.
If I added up all the money that I have spent over the years, buying books that ranged from $9.95 to $23.95, I could have saved myself a fortune with the purchase of a couple of Writeboards.
Now that we have two Writeboards, my children can use these books over and over again. What a brilliant idea, not only saving me lots of money, but also saving the environment. The books that I buy for my twelve or nine year old, I now put away for future use.
The other thing I have noticed is that my children now enjoy using the books a lot more, I am sure is it because they get to use their Writeboard.
Thank you for the money you have saved me.
Kelly Tingle (grateful mother of three)
Thank you for a wonderful tool. My five year old son with low muscle tone and living with ASD is loving it. He will be attending mainstream school next year. The past eighteen months we have been transitioning him to school, working on his muscle tone and developing his core body strength. The Writeboard is the perfect tool for the next step to get him to write letters and draw images.
He is very happy that he can draw an aeroplane his favourite thing in the world. I am loving the fact he sits still and attends to something for more than a few minutes. I have attached a picture of his beautiful aeroplane.
I purchased your product for my three year old grand-daughter and it has helped her remarkably in developing her understanding of words, letters and numbers.
To my pleasant surprise my fourteen year old grandson whilst helping her, started using it as well, just for fun. He was drawing pictures and playing games such as naughts and crosses, fill in the dots and hangman all this without using paper as he would have normally.
I think your product is wonderful not only for education but also for fun. The added benefit is that it is extremely good for the environment. I write this letter to thank you for such a wonderful idea.
From a grateful grandmother
The Writeboard has so many different uses... not only do my students use it as a valuable tool for practicing their handwriting, we use it for painting and printing lesson in Creative Art sessions.
The templates can be used as is or you can create your own. It cuts down on paper usage when students are trialling various handwriting techniques and learning to write their names.
(Teacher K-6, Sydney)
I have two daughters and I am quite blessed having a stepmother that has a background in early childhood, plus family friends who are also in the education business.
We have had lots of recommendations from others in terms of learning support. We got put onto Writeboards about a year ago more as a support for their writing and to practice spelling etc. I am more than happy to write a testimonial for you, as I really feel that they are brilliant at supporting kids learning. Prior to the Writeboard, we used to use the old fashion etch a sketch to get them to practice and of course there is no comparison!
As an example of how well the girls are going, my six year old tried to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and only got four letters wrong. Both my five and six year old's handwriting is exceptionally good for their age group, as is their spelling, and there is no doubt that your product has helped.
Katrina Small (Mum of two)
Just a quick note to tell you that my two boys love their Writeboards. I can have them doing activities on their Writeboards for long periods of time, without them even realising that they are doing work!
Noah absolutely loves tracing his alphabet and drawing whatever he likes with his textas, with no worry of mummy getting cross.
Just wanted to let you know that we've had the Writeboard a week now and Darcy is absolutely loving using it. We keep printing off separate sheets from his download in order to practice the alphabet. He is really excited about writing and thought you'd like to know.
Thanks and Regards
Thanks so much for a great invention! My seven year old just loves being able to write, draw and paint on the Writeboard. She feels just like the teacher! I am looking forward to getting the Alphabet Range for my little boy. He will love the great pictures and being able to trace the letters with his finger. I love to be able to give my kids things that are useful and that last.
Writeboards is a great Educational tool/ toy/ game, that my kids will use for years!
The Writeboard has helped my five year old write letters correctly. She had developed the habit of drawing letters as if they were a shape. The Writeboard has fixed this problem by demonstrating the correct order of movements when writing a letter.
Julie G (Mum)
My kids love the Writeboards. My four year old is do fascinated he stop talking when he uses the Writeboard! My six year old has developed a new use and uses it for her artwork. She draws and then gets me to scan the work into the computer and print it out. Using a photo of herself underneath the Writeboard, she was able to grasp a better understanding of the size relationship and placement of facial features as she traced her own face
Jackie Green (Mum of two).
Kids don't need to apply much pressure when learning to write. The Writeboard gives young children the ability to make their mark on the world long before they can use a pencil on paper.
(Kindergarten Teacher, NSW)
To Whom it May Concern: Thank you for the pdf file. Jett has been using his Writeboard and found it Fun to use so far. I will recommend your product to my childcare centre as I am sure other parents in his centre would find this product quite helpful (saving paper and ink helps).
Writeboards receive many phone calls from customers telling us how wonderful the product is. Listed below are a small selection of comments that we have received by phone: