I talk so much about “following the FUN” and handwriting is one of the best examples of why this is so important.
Raise your hand if you ever had a kid cry about writing. Right?!?
So many kids struggle with handwriting and it’s especially hard for homeschooling parent. We KNOW they know the answer, or how to write properly. But then we don’t see it come across in their homework and that can be disheartening.
Often times your child is just struggling with the physical act of handwriting and rushing through their homework to get it done.
Is your child struggling with poor handwriting?
I see this a lot – you’ve taught through multiple handwriting books and your child knows how to write. But when it’s time to get homework done, suddenly their once perfect letters turn into a big sloppy mess.
Are they lazy? Rushing too fast? Just don’t care? What’s going on?
Your child needs to keep practicing their handwriting even when they’ve mastered the individual letters. This doesn’t mean they need hours and hours of copy work each week.
Instead, try some fun and short practices daily that will help them start to feel proud of their handwriting. Then you’ll start seeing improvement in their other homework.