Learning how to write is an important step in primary school. Parents can easily work with their children at home to try to teach handwriting skills too, of course. Most children learn how to write their name before anything else. If you’re looking for a new way to encourage handwriting skills in your child, then we have a great way to encourage this skill. Our pen license certificate and handwriting rockstar printables will help encourage your child to master penmanship. These are also a fabulous resource for teachers as well. 😀
Why handwriting is still important for kids
In a world where technology seems to rule all, many parents wonder if a child still needs to learn handwriting skills. Truth be told, handwriting is still important for kids and here’s why:
- Most of the homework assignments in classrooms are done by hand, not a computer,
- Kids remember information better when they write down important notes and facts from their day of learning,
- Handwriting is still used on a regular basis with writing checks, signing documents and even writing letters,
- Technology may be advanced, but there is still and will always be a need for handwriting skills. When a child learns how to write, they’re able to earn their pen license. This pen license certificate states that your child has graduated from using a pencil that is easy to erase and now onto a pen. When a child moves on to being able to use a pen it means they’ve mastered handwriting skills in a way that allows them to make fewer mistakes,
- Handwriting will help a child better understand the shapes and connection of letters to words.
Pen license certificate and handwriting rockstars resources
When a child is taught good handwriting skills they’re able to master the art of writing stories, telling tales and sharing their thoughts in a legible way. If you’re working on ways to encourage your child to use their best penmanship, then the pen license certificate will do wonders to encourage your child to thrive for the best penmanship possible.
You can download the free pen license and handwriting rockstar certificate by clicking the image below.
If you like this post, you might like some of our other posts related to writing and tracing:
- How to encourage reading and writing in four and five-year-olds,
- Easter writing worksheets and eBook,
- Shape tracing for kids,
- Number tracing for kids, and
- Reading list: 12 books to relight your reading fire #cbias, alongside our
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There are also some other writing activities out there that you can do with kids for fun too.
- This Reading Mama has several activities you can use to foster the creative writing skills with children,
- I Can Teach My Child will give you more inspiration about some writing activities for preschoolers,
- 20+ clever writing activities for primary children from The Letters for Literacy will be great to get children love writing , and
- Mosswood Connections has some fun activities to encourage reluctant writers.
We do have a lot of resources on the site, so why not also nip over to our Pinterest board as well to give us a follow!
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Monday 10th of June 2019
Writing is so important. I make sure my twins practice their handwriting regularly to improve them.
Sunday 9th of June 2019
These are amazing tips. I'm currently teaching my toddlers to recognise numbers and letters and write them now. I definitely believe in the importance of hand writing.
Saturday 8th of June 2019
I loved learning how to write. I don't know why I remember it so vividly, but I do. I remember the extra large paper, the help I received since I was a left handed student... they helped me not to write with the paper all twisted and such. So great! Even though we have technology, students must learn how to write... I hope that is never in jeopary.
Thursday 30th of May 2019
I don't think kids shouldn't know how to write. I taught letters to my son when he was 1-year-old and it was a success, he knew how to recognise all the letters and, surprisingly, we didn't use any technology.
Tuesday 28th of May 2019
These are great print outs for the kids. My son has the worst handwriting so it will be a while before he can win that certificate. LOL!