Teaching your child to write can be fun, but frustrating. I have been working with my little one on how to write letters and numbers. After a few practice sessions, my hand started to cramp trying to make the dotted lines for him to trace with his pencil. Not only was I in pain, but he was bored waiting for me to write out a simple word! What could I do? Being the good librarian that I am, I usually check our collection for education resources, but writing in library books is not encouraged! In this instance, I would have to look elsewhere. Then the most brilliant idea hit me–I could go to the bookstore to buy a workbook for him to write in! Yes! That was it. But when I got to the bookstore, I quickly found out that I would have to buy three different books to cover uppercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers. That’s a lot of money to spend all at once. So, I then had brilliant idea #2–look on the Internet. I must say, it paid off!
I found a great online resource called Worksheet Lab that has printable worksheets for kids to practice writing, drawing, coloring, matching and more! You also have the option to choose a skill level or look at all levels at one time. The sheets have illustrations on them, much like the books that I wanted to purchase, which makes them more inviting. Trust me, you should try it. Your hands will be grateful!