Those Are the Strokes, Folks!
Those Are the Strokes, Folks! TM
- BUILD THE LETTERS. LEARN THE LETTERS.
- BUILD THE LETTERS. LEARN THE LETTERS.
- Uppercase letter identification
- Printing readiness
Better Letter Learning with the Three Strokes and a Bump
I can name all 26 kids in my class. No problem! I can pick Sally out and remember her name because I know what she looks like. She has long, dark, curly hair, medium skin tone, green eyes ... yeah, really ... green eyes—and freckles. (I really like freckles!)
But I can’t name the 26 letters. It’s kinda hard to know each letter’s name when they all just look like a bunch of squiggly lines.
If I could BUILD the letters (I LOVE to build!), then, I’d really know what each letter looks like and remember its name.
But, if I could learn about the four kinds of letter lines ... and the lines each letter is made of ... and how a letter’s lines are arranged I'd be ready to write.
With Those Are the Strokes, Folks! children learn to identify the letters. And when little hands are ready, all they need to do is to draw the ines!
Uppercase Letter Identification the STEM Letter-Form Way
- On their own, young children learn to identify 26 classmates quickly and easily.
- With help, it takes one to two years for children to learn to identify 26 letters. Why?
- Children learn there are only four kinds of letter lines: straight, circle, diagonal, and U-shaped.
- Together with the four letter line characters, Roddy, Roly, Slopey, and Bump, children build the letters.
Writing Readiness: Before Little Hands Are Ready to Write, Build the Letters
Fill the printing readiness learning gap with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! Writing Readiness Learning.
Before little hands are ready to write, build the letters using Those Are the Strokes, Folks! 3D magnetic sticker manipulatives.
With Writing Readiness, children know each letter's lines and how they are arranged. When little hands are ready to write, all that's needed is to write the lines!
No more complicated directions. No more arrows and number sequences. With Writing Readiness, all the information is already safely tucked away in your child's brain.
Those Are the Strokes, Folks! Writing Readiness, the easy, fast, story make-believe fun way to legible, fluent uppercase letter writing.
JOIN the four letter lines on their letter-building adventures
THE STRAIGHT LETTER LINE
THE CIRCLE LETTER LINE
THE DIAGONAL LETTER LINE
THE U-SHAPED LETTER LINE
HOW TO USE: LEARNING TWO WAYS
Watch-Me Video Book + Magnetic Sticker Activity
Read-to-Me Book + Magnetic Sticker Activity
Lucian had no interest in learning to identify letters.
That changed with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! STEM Letter-Form Learning.
As Lucian builds D together with the Three Strokes and a Bump, he learns about D’s form—about D’s letter lines and how D is made. Now that D has visual meaning for Lucian, he identifies D with ease.
- Video Book with 26 Letter Stories. See below to WATCH IT NOW! (Download with purchase)
- Beautifully Illustrated 38-page Hardcover Book
- Magnetic Make-a-Letter Board
- Magnetic Sticker Holder Board
- 22 Magnetic Stickers
Full Feature Watch-Me Video Book With 26 Interactive Letter Stories
(Download with Purchase)JOIN Roddy, Roly, Slopey and Bump on their 26 interactive letter story building adventures with the Watch-Me Video Book that's filled with beautiful images, sing-along songs and memorable letter jingles.
26 Letter Stories in One Hardcover Read-to-Me Book
Make story time, happy letter learning fun time. JOIN Roddy, Roly, Slopey and Bump on a storytime interactive letter building adventure with the beautifully illustrated Those Are the Strokes, Folks! read-to-me book.
22 Three Strokes and a Bump Magnetic Stickers
Build each letter using the magnetic stickers.
The Magnetic Sticker Holder and Make-a-Letter Boards
Get ready for letter-building! To help organize the 22 Stickers, stack them on the Sticker Holder Board.
Build your letter on the Make-a-Letter Board. With fantastic magnetic holding power, the letter lines stay in place!
• BUILD the letters.
• LEARN about each letter's shape.
• RECOGNIZE and NAME the letters.
• And when little hands are ready to WRITE, just draw each letter's lines
“... a great learning tool for my son. He picked it right up.”
David says, “I DO IT!”
“I will highly recommend this
product to my preschool parents.”
"My baby really liked it...and so do I."
Harmonie says, "T,T,T!"
“I highly recommend this program for
parents with young children.”
"I face many challenges in having my child focus on educational activities, but he has taken to Strokes like a fish to water.”
Getting to know
Three Strokes and a Bump Learning
Those Are the Strokes, Folks! Learning
Provider of early education learning products using SIMPL—structured interactive make-believe play.
Three Strokes and a Bump Learning proudly announces its first product: Those Are the Strokes, Folks! Letter-Form Learning for Uppercase Letter Identification and Printing Readiness.
D.H. Harrison, Founder
Homeschooling mom from way back; Co-developer and instructor the Outlaw Vowel Gang, the fifty-two-week program for comprehensive literacy; Respeak and Listen: Ancient Greek Reading Instruction for Modern English (Fall 2023); Education researcher and theoretician; College English instructor; Developer the SIMPL, Solution: Structured Interactive Make-believe Play for early academic learners; Developer STEM-based Letter-Form Learning; Creator/producer Those Are the Strokes, Folks! STEM Letter-Form Learning for Uppercase Letter Identification and Printing Readiness.
The Those Are the Strokes, Folks! BLOG
4 Reasons Why Those Are The Strokes, Folks! Is The Best All-In-One Alphabet Learning Toy and Learn To Write the Letters Activity
With Those Are the Strokes, Folks! your preschooler learns the letters AND takes those important first steps to learn to write the uppercase letters the right way all in one educational toy.
HIGH-VALUE MAKE-BELIEVE PLAY FOR RELATABLE LETTER LEARNING
Let’s face it, preschoolers are not actually excited about letter learning.
But when letter learningcomes alive with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! high-value interactive make-believe play, then letter learning is relatable and as much fun (and sometimes more!) as playing with a favorite Disney toy.
When your child joins the Three Strokes and a Bump: Roddy, Roly, Slopey and Bump on their 26 letter building adventures, they learn the letters and prepare for a lifetime of fluent, legible writing skill.
LEARNING THE LETTERS THROUGH LETTER BUILDING
Children love to build. And nothing is more fun and satifying than building the letters!
When children build the letters with alphabet letter stickers, they learn to really know the letters and can identify them as easily as they identify 26 classmates.
And with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! letter building learning, when little hands are ready, all that’s needed to print the letters fluently and legibly, is to write the lines!
THREE GIFTS IN ONE
Those Are the Strokes, Folks! is three gifts in one.
CHOOSE HOW TO LEARN
Those Are the Strokes, Folks! is the only educational toy with Learn Your Way. You and your child can choose and change how to learn.
Choose DIY learning with the Watch-Me video and interactive magnetic alphabet letter stickers.
Or, for cozy together time, use the Read-to-Me book and the interactive magnetic alphabet letter stickers.
Make your child’s first literacy learning experience EASY, FAST, AND BEST OF ALL, FUN with Those Are the Strokes, Folks!