Writing we can say is an interesting activity. However, teaching a child to write can be a daunting task. Considering the amount of time and patience level required to do so, one can easily be put off with it. Add to it, making a child master the art of writing neatly, that sure is one hell of a task. You can make your work easy with these sample worksheets.
Teaching a child the alphabets for the first time or trying to improve you child’s hand writing can be one uphill task. It needs a lot of patience and yes, it is a time-consuming activity. Initially you would be required to hold your child’s hand and teach him/her to write the alphabets correctly. Once your child gets the hang of it and is comfortable writing on his/her own, you can consider preparing worksheets to keep your child occupied.
Let say, you want to improve your child’s handwriting, it is but obvious that you need to give your child a lot of practice, as they say, practice makes perfect. Practice obviously means, you have to provide the child with personalized worksheets or a handwriting journal. Having your own worksheets works, as you can make your child practice over and over again till you are satisfied with his/her work.
When your child begins going to school, he/she is expected to be able to read and write the alphabets. As they say, you need to get your basics right. While teaching your toddler how to write, we recommend you start with holding your child’s hand to acquaint him/her with the pattern. Stick to using the print style to make your child get used to the style before teaching them the cursive or running hand script.
Every handwriting lesson should start with the alphabets. Let your child practice both the print and cursive style of writing. For this you need to keep both the types of alphabets ready, that too in a combination of the upper and lower case.
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Once your child masters the basics it will be easy for you to change the way your child writes. For a toddler, the next step here, would be teaching simple words ensuring that, you give them enough practice before moving to the next activity. Ensure that the child memorizes the alphabets, or words as they progress from one level to another. In case you want your child to simply improve his handwriting then you can make them skip the memorizing part and concentrate on following the instructions.
After phrases comes sentences, allow your child to practice writing sentences, you would have to designate extra space for the same. We suggest you use a ruled book for the exercise. You can write a sentence in the book and ask your child to copy it over and over again till the sentence is memorized and the handwriting neat as you want it to be.
Each lesson in handwriting needs to start on a fresh new page, so that the child gets enough space to practice. If you prefer worksheets then, it would be better to keep extra blank sheets ready to encourage your child to practice.
As a teacher or an educationist, you can either buy worksheets in bulk or do it the extravagant way by typing out sheets yourself. The sheets can also be self designed to meet special needs as the repeat-exercise method is always more effective, in teaching a child the art of handwriting.