I remember being so frustrated when my grandson was learning to write. It wasn’t about him, or the assignments or the teacher’s expectations – it was about the paper. It was all about the paper. But it got better – because we made it better.
When kids first learn to write they use paper with widely spaced lines and a dotted line down the middle. The capital letters reach to the top line and the lower case letters reach the middle line. It’s a brilliant method and huge help in getting kids used to making the letters the size they need to be. But where do you get that paper?
We did the assignments the kindergarten teacher sent home, but we wanted our own paper so we could practice our own letters, write our own words. Most of the teacher supply stores are closed around us, so we searched online and finally found and ordered some. It arrived and it was awful. The lines were hard to read, too close together and it was newsprint – flimsy paper that’s impossible to erase.
What to do? We made our own. (That’s another advantage to being artistic. You can make what you need.) And now – I’m going to share it with you, so your kids have great paper to write on. The writing spaces are perfect for young writers. Not too big but not too small. The mid lines are easily seen, and not so overwhelming. There are a good number of lines on the page. Not too many, not too few. Best of all, printer paper is great paper to write on. And in case your child needs to do a little erasing – it does that well too.
Download our Handwriting Practice Paper and make homework easier for both of you.