Bring this new thinking, in early childhood education, into your school. Children deserve great fine motor skills and they love to draw. Drawing, using the step by step method, is a great vehicle for learning and a wonderful way to tie in vocabulary and handwriting!

The 501C3 Non-For-Profit Organization



Creating the Magic that Connects

Children to Their Own Possibilities

2018 Summer

Training Schedule


South Haven, MI - Connection Project

August 4 - August 5, 2018

Learn how to train digitally, any time of the year, and from anywhere by contacting

Holley at


-----  EXCITING NEWS!  -----


Using the same step - by - step method to help children achieve an even

higher level of fine motor development, Drawing Children Into Reading

has partnered up with Drawn to Discover.  In doing so, all lesson videos

have been re filmed in high definition, and warm up films have been added before many lessons. The  Drawn to Discover team has helped Wendy Anderson Halperin create a platform to house all the step - by - step drawing lessons that have made Drawing Children Into Reading so successful and have helped over 50,000 children. This new website now includes many new and expanded lessons from the Connection Project, as well as curriculum for teaching cursive, and peace education. Coming soon to the site will be the Explore and Create levels to help students in later grades further develop their fine motor skills, visual note taking abilities, genre study writing and all the other great benefits from Drawing Children Into Reading.


In a country where teachers are overworked and have less time for handwriting, fine motor development, and drawing that supplements learning, we now have the ability for parents to sign children up for these great lessons Online. You are able to chart a students' progress, draw with Wendy in your home and in the classroom. Packages are available for individuals, classrooms, and whole schools.


View the site and sign your children up for Drawn to Discover at

Children CAN learn how to draw. When they develop those abilities their handwriting improves, their visual and spacial understanding improves, they are more confident and their self esteem improves. This project connects children to the teacher. Children use their fingers and learn to love their pencil. HAPPINESS is our magic ingredient.

Sophia's testimonial for Drawing Children Into Reading

Teaching Handwriting Film

Teacher testimonial for Drawing Children Into Reading

DCIR Documentary Film progress

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