"Every child in my class feels their drawing is a masterpiece!"

VIDEO: Draw and write with a child. We create drawing lessons and include writing practice—especially, handwriting practice. We are the authors of Draw-Write-Now, an eight-book series.

Begin with a drawing.

The subject is drawn (a tiger), then the child completes the picture using their own creative ideas and techniques (tall grass blowing in the wind)—they draw their world. See children's drawings of tigers.

Then, write...

We introduce letter formation and basic sentence structure, or focus on carefully practicing and developing handwriting skills. Our lessons are flexible; some use the drawing as a prompt to strengthen other language art skills: composition, creative writing, grammar and speech. See how we use drawing to teach writing.

...while learning about the world.

The lessons in our books, Draw Write Now, Books 1-8, are grouped into themes (unit studies) which introduce history, science, social studies and geography. The themes are broad and appear simple, but are actually quite full and can spark an interest and further study.