The program follows the band through engaging, emotional and humorous stories that explore issues faced by real kids. Each episode or live show promotes social and academic readiness while addressing specific preschool curriculum topics such as:
Science and discovery
Arts & movement
Raggs’ three primary educational goals are aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Guidelines for Pre-Kindergarten Learning and Teaching.
Raggs’ New ABC Video Utilizes the Rhythmic Peterson Method to Encourage Early Handwriting Skills
As handwriting instruction continues to decline in classroom priority, “Raggs,” the Emmy Award-winning preschool TV series, and the Peterson Directed Handwriting Company have joined forces to reinforce the value of learning basic handwriting skills with the introduction of a new ABC’s music video.
The Peterson Method’s proven methodology focuses on smooth, rhythmic motion with audible reinforcement to improve attention span, motor skills, muscle memory and ultimately handwriting fluency. Founded in 1908 by Dr. P.O. Peterson, The Peterson Method changed the way letters were taught. The Peterson Method has been used to teach millions of students worldwide and is popular in today’s classrooms and homeschool environments.
“The new Raggs ‘ABC Song’ video demonstrates the rhythm in the basic stokes of each printed letter in a fun, musical cartoon,” according to Rand H. Nelson, President and CEO of Peterson Directed Handwriting. “That is the first step in understanding the principles behind The Peterson Method.”