Copywork 2, 3

As your child grows in her ability to print, allow some freedom to copy things of her own choosing.  Use the Print Dashed font (search online – can be downloaded for free) or another website (we like HWT Digital Teaching Tools) to create custom pages.

Continue doing fun things that promote Fine Motor Skills.

I have let each of my children choose when they want to move on to cursive.  One waited until age 10.  Another started at 6 and had completed 2 Handwriting Without Tears books by 7.  Motivation is the key.

Some things my kids copied at this age:

Lists of things.  (One copied everything she wanted out of the American Girl catalog! For another it was Lego sets.)

Lyrics of songs. (Dare I say, Let It Go?  One of my children copied all the songs in the Pippi Longstocking movie.)

Quotes from favorite shows and movies. (Search online.  Star Wars, Doctor Who, My Little Pony are favorites here.)

Favorite football/baseball/soccer players, stats, etc.

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