Copywork improves memory and handwriting
If you home school your child, you probably have them complete copywork to improve their penmanship skills. But, children who attend public schools and private schools do not usually complete much copywork. Without copywork in elementary school, the art penmanship may be lost.
For elementary age children, copywork is important to learn the handwriting and proper cursive writing. If done correctly, copywork will improve your child’s handwriting and help them develop a lifelong penmanship style and improve their writing skills.
Copywork enhances your child’s education in the following ways:
- Copywork will improve penmanship. Copywork will teach your child proper letter formation and word flow when writing. Copying short paragraphs or passages from books will help your child master many aspects of writing (i.e. practice with penmanship, punctation, word choice).
- Copywork requires discipline. Copywork helps children develop focus and attention to detail. As children grow and become adults, focus and attention to detail are important skills. Learning these skills as a child will help your children as adults.
- Copywork improves memory skills. Remember as a child you had to write your spelling words 5 times every day. Writing your spelling words helped you memorize the spelling. Copywork can be used to develop all types of memory skills. For example, copying math facts or states and capitals improves the word and number forms that are practiced and memorization of the facts.
If your child is struggling with memorizng facts or needs to improve their penmanship, consider copywork.
Do you use copywork? What books or passages do you have your children copy?
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