An amazingly thorough curriculum that systematically gives students the tools they need to spell, read, and write well ... I would highly recommend Essentials to parents and teachers alike.
Public School Reading Specialist
An Awesome Hands-On Language Arts curriculum for ages 4-7. ... Since these lessons are presented in bite-sized attainable portions, he doesn't get overwhelmed and shut down. Rather, he engages and excels.
[S]ince beginning cursive with Rhythm of Handwriting, Michael has actually enjoyed handwriting! ... He doesn't complain about writing when he is working in this workbook. This is the best cursive program I have seen.