Posts Tagged ‘copywork’
One thing I have been working on lately with both kids is handwriting. It’s really been a struggle with my son with his fine motor, dexterity, and tremor issues. His writing is absolutely terrible. My daughters handwriting on the other hand is nice but it’s big and I am trying to get her to keep them in between the lines like she is suppose to. Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting by Everyday Education, LLC has been making a difference in how both of them write. My daughter more so then my son.
One of the things that I like to do with the kids is practice their penmanship, as my daughter still struggles on making bigger letters then she should. She has really been enjoying Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2 by Laurelwood Books.
Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2 contains 30 lessons. Each lesson equals one week’s worth of work. However, you can adjust it to your child’s capabilities. It also gives you great instructions such as making sure the pencil is sharped and gripped firmly, instructing a child to leave a “finger space” between words, and explaining the difference between a letter and a word. Also reminds us to give some leeway to the child’s creativity in handwriting.
I always thought copywork was just to improve handwriting but it is so much more when you think about it. I have started to use copywork with the kids as well as myself. We received a Lifetime Membership to Homeschool Copywork. I use the copywork for different subjects such as art, literature, and bible.
Copywork teaches children many things other than just handwriting. It teaches them new vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation. It also teaches children reading and comprehension. They do have to understand what they are reading. It sparks discussion and can build leadership.