Hartley Knows I can write
Join our lovable cat Hartley on his adventures through song, story and play to find the writing shapes, learn concepts for literacy, along with self regulation and emotional communication strategies in the early years Ready to Write Program.
Reduce the cognitive load of writing, by building effective skills using the I can print or I can write program to teach automaticity of letter and numeral formation in your preferred font, whilst building literacy skills, fine motor and perceptual skills through evidence informed strategies.
Professional training is available for educators, learning support and allied health staff in self regulation, writing skills development and strategies for children with disabilities.
What we do
The Hartley Knows program materials introduce children to important learning concepts through our lovable cat Hartley and his friends. Our subscribers can access the collection of 600 videos and over 1300 pdf worksheets, along with games and activities that support young children to develop effective emotional communciation and writing skills. Using current research and evidence informed practices, our aim is to provide you with the resources that are fun, engaging and stimulate children’s confidence and compentence.
Professional subscription provides access to our entire catalogue of 600 videos and over 1300 pdf printable worksheets. This subscription is suitable for therapists, learning support teachers or tutors who work with children of varied ages or at different schools and need to access a variety of fonts, or for educators or parents who are using a mixed font that uses both some print letters and some letters with cursive exit strokes. It also includes our full range of self-regulation materials to support emotional communication and sensory regulation skills. Our resources have been developed by an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years experience working in mainstream and special schools and pre-schools and trialed and tested by teachers, families and students of all abilities.
Educators have a range of subscriber options to choose from that give access to Hartley’s videos, worksheets and activities to develop a creative love of literacy and numeracy and support positive behaviour development in a fun play-based program that gets positive results. Our materials are suitable for typically developing children 3-8 years and children with disabilities and wide ranging skills. Pre-school teachers can access an early years subscription to develop early literacy and emotional regulation using our stories, songs and resources. If you are a primary teacher choose from print or cursive font modules and we will provide you with the scope and sequence to develop letter and numeral automaticity to reduce the cognitive load of writing.
A consistent approach to learning is invaluable for children’s development. A Hartley Knows family subscription includes access to 6 modules designed to enable parents to continue their child’s learning with Hartley at home. The family subscription gives you access to the Ready to Write program and a Writing Program in a choice of Cursive or Print font. Enjoy watching the video stories and singing along with Hartley time and time again to support your child’s learning. Print at home worksheets are available via this subscription or order a pre-printed workbook from our shop where you can also purchase a Hartley soft toy or shapes kit to provide hands on learning and share the joy of discovery together.
What Our Clients Say
Our clients love Hartley Knows, just see what they have to say about us.
“The true impact of the benefits of the Hartley Knows program was so apparent when comparing the children from year 2, with no Hartley experience, to their younger year 1 counterparts having participated in the Hartley program was quite remarkable. The year 1’s had far superior letter formation, had no difficulty with knowing where to start their letters and we almost were able to eliminate the pesky matter of letter reversals. For the children that still struggled with this, they just need a quick reminder to “move towards Hartley’s bowl” etc. to correct this. Having tried (and failed) other practices to develop letter formation, I am delighted to report that the Hartley Knows program is highly successful.”
“The students LOVE the Hartley toy and hands-on shapes they can use to make letters! This program is very junior school friendly and really engages them in the learning! Hartley is a very special member of our classroom.”
“I can’t fault the program. It is one of the best I have used over my career. It has the most positive outcomes for the children’s literacy development.”
“Hartley knows has provided us with an explicit, fun handwriting program which has provided us with a consistent language that we are able to use across our team and across year levels. I love the way that it is accessible to so many different types of learners- oral, aural, visual, kinaesthetic, etc. Our kids love Hartley the cat and find him so relatable.”
“Our students and teachers have loved working the Hartley Knows program! The training was engaging, very informative and full of great ideas! We love how hands-on the program is, as the children love ‘building’ the letters in different ways. The songs and stories are always a big hit too. I always hear “again, again!!” from my class when learning a new shape song. Maria has helped us to make the program fit seamlessly with our handwriting needs in our QLD school for our students in Kindy – Year 2. Hartley is a program that just makes sense and gives us a consistent language to describe letter formations and aids students as they journey through junior primary.”
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