How Crucial Is Handwriting?

Your child should “technically” be starting to focus on handwriting about second grade. But how crucial is handwriting these days? With the rise of computers, it’s gotten pretty scarce around our house. My husband and I are much more likely to type something out than write it. So, how important is it that your kids have neat handwriting? Actually, it’s still pretty important. There are lots of things that they’ll have to fill out by hand both now and in the future, and it will have to be legible. We don’t concentrate so much on cursive handwriting in our homeschooling, but we do on their printing and we do so usually with simple handwriting worksheets. So, even though typing seems to be the way of the future, old-school handwriting still plays a role in our school days.

New Year’s Resolutions

Everyone always has New Year’s resolutions…whether it’s to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, etc. Those are great personal resolutions, but what about homeschool resolutions? This is generally the “half way point” for many homeschooling school families and it seems that this is the time that many homeschoolers hit the point where they want to re-evaluate things.

It’s also the time when a lot of parents are looking for a way to rejuvenate their kids (and themselves!) after a nice winter/holiday break. It can be hard to get back into the swing of things and back on track.

So what little tricks have you picked up over the years to get your homeschooling family back on track after the holidays? Any resolutions for your new year? :)