More importantly, it imparts a great sense of pride when a child can successfully write their name on their own. With that in mind, I want to start our handwriting homeschooling instruction by teaching Charlotte how to correctly write her own name.
She is already pretty close to having it down. But, since she has 9 letters in her name, someone still has to spell it for her. And her 'e' is always backwards and upside down. To the right is a sample of her handwriting from the thank you notes we made for her Christmas gifts. I don't think it's that bad, but with practice I know it could be better.
In my search for the easiest way for her to practice writing her name, I found The Amazing - Incredible Handwriting Worksheet Maker!. It lets you create handwriting sheets based on what your child need to practice. Print style, D'Nealian, and Cursive handwriting fonts are all available.
On top of the style options, there is also a wide variety of practice sheets that can be made - name & sentence, single word, multi-word, and paragraphs. Each is easy to create and print from your own computer.
Once you choose which type of handwriting practice your child needs, there are several options for customizing it. Here's a screen shot of the sheet I created for Charlotte's handwriting practice.
My plan is to have Charlotte complete at least one of these sheets a day. Once she is accustomed to doing them and further along in her reading, I'll make sheets that match her Bible memory verses or the stories we are reading.
Let me know if you try this out as a resource and what your kiddos thought of it.
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