According to this article in the Chicago Tribune, practicing handwriting aids in memory and inspires confidence. It engages different parts of the brain than typing and correlates with better grades. “For children handwriting is extremely important. Not how well they do it, but that they do it and practice it” said Karin Harman James, an assistant professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University.
The article goes on to say that “handwriting changes how children learn and how their brains develop.”
Who knew handwriting practice was so amazing!?
Handwriting is an art form all it’s own. We teach it through tracing and copying and the best way to improve handwriting is simply practice. Go ahead and google something like “how to improve my handwriting” and you find almost everyone agrees: PRACTICE.
Printable Handwriting Sheets
I’ve created several handwriting packets for you to download and print as many times as you’d like!
If you’re studying historical artists with us, I have some handwriting packages available that correspond to the amazing artists we study. Each sentence (or two) contains a carefully crafted collection of information about the artist, which is ideal for memorization.
- Handwriting Sheets; Baroque – Impressionist Artists: Sentences about Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Linnaeus, Monet, Degas, and Morisot.
- Handwriting Sheets; Modern Artists: Sentences about Grandma Moses, Picasso Rockwell, O’Keeffe, Wyeth, Lichtenstein, Wood, and Warhol
I’ve also created handwriting sheets with other great content, worthy of copying!
- Famous American Quotes: Coming Soon
- Quotes from C. S. Lewis in the Chronicles of Narnia and J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings