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The earliest practice in writing proper for children of seven or eight should be, not letter writing or dictation, but transcription [copy work], slow and beautiful work…Transcription should be an introduction to spelling. Children should be encouraged to look at the word, see a picture of it with their eyes shut, and then write from memory…. A sense of beauty in their writing and in the lines they copy should carry them over this stage of their work with pleasure. Not more than ten minutes or a quarter of an hour should be given to the early writing lessons. If they are longer the children get tired and slovenly.’ Charlotte Mason
Aesop’s fables are full of character lessons for children that impart wisdom without being preachy. Each short fable tells a story that illustrates a particular life lesson. The animal characters are often personified with human characteristics which appeal to children.
Aesop's Fables appear on many children's reading lists because of their cultural relevance to western culture. They're where many expressions, such as "sour grapes" and "slow and steady", originate.
Even if you have read these to your children before they can still enjoy them again as they use them for their copywork. This cursive copywork book is the final book in our Classic Copywork Series. It follow Garden Verse Classic Copywork.
It is intended for children who have already mastered the basics of cursive handwriting.
Modern manuscript (D’Nealian) is a slanted form of manuscript. It still has two different styles for print and cursive but the slant, in theory, makes the transition to cursive easier. Italics Handwriting Font Styles It is a slightly slanted font that looks similar to cursive. The same alphabet is used from printing to cursive. There are more strokes for a child to learn initially than with manuscript print. Letter formation taught to beginners evolves seamlessly into joined-up (cursive) writing. The letter formation never changes. Since italics cursive is just an extension of italics printing the difficulty some children experience when transitioning from printing to cursive using manuscript almost disappears. My sons prefer this font. Italics font include:
This copywork ebook is subtle character training for you child. Each fable, though written before Christ, illustrates a particular life lesson that is still relevant today.
Use this ebook for cursive copywork practise with children who have already mastered the basics of cursive handwriting.
Age Range: 10-11