Learning to Love to Write

Noted science fiction writer Ray Bradbury once said, “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”

How do we help our children learn to write? Before my children could read or write, they would recite what they wanted me to write down, their stories, thank you notes, letters and thoughts for their journals. They would watch me write out the words to see how letters were formed and how they flowed together. Eventually they began to learn to read those words and when they were ready, they began writing them down on their own.

Handwriting allows us to write down our thoughts on paper and communicate effectively with others. For Taking a Closer Look at Writing, long-time homeschooling mother and advocate Mary Nix collected articles and resources which offer a wealth of information on handwriting, writing methods and even some information about the history of writing.

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