Mother Goose Classic Copywork ebook -Book Two
Laying the foundations for excellent writing using classic nursery rhymes.
Start Your Children's Handwriting With Copywork
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
Mother Goose Classic Copywork - Familiar Rhymes To Enjoy
Mother Goose Classic Copywork is a collection of traditional English nursery rhymes written for children. These rhymes help children learn dates, numbers, times, months, little truths and phonemic awareness. They are often familiar and children enjoy the alliterations.
Each page has charming Victorian illustrations that children will love.
This printing version is for a child who has learned the basic sequence of letter formation and has had some practise with copywork.
This is the second book in our Classic Copywork Series. It follows Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork and is before Garden Verse Classic Copywork.
Age range: 6-7
Pre-Done Copywork – It’s Such a Timesaver
Our Classic Copywory ebooks:
- save you the time needed to select the copywork and present it in a suitable format
- have passages that are thoughtfully selected using, quality, age appropriate literature
- include rhymes, poetry, fables and short stories
- cute illustrations and drawing spaces for your children to enjoy
- give you a choice of handwriting styles—manuscript or italics
- ebook pdf format means these copywork books can be used multiple times within the family.
How to Use Our Copywork eBooks
It’s that easy! It requires minimal forward planning and it’s something they can do independently.
- Select the copywork ebook that best suits your child’s ability.
- Print of the selected ebook in one go and fasten it together.
- Put them with your child’s other homeschool work.
- Instruct your children to do one page of the copywork book per day (if this is too difficult then work towards a page a day).
Choosing Your Font
Manuscript Handwriting Font Styles:
This style is characterised by its easy to learn vertical letter forms. The child has only four simple strokes to learn and mastery is quickly accomplished. The printed letters are easily read and are often used in books.
- Zaner-Bloser and Ball and Stick are basically the same manuscript font with a different name.
- Manuscript cursive is fancier; in fact it is quite different to the printing style. It was the style I used at school back in the 1970s. My daughters prefer this font.
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:
- Foundation Font (Australia and New Zealand)
- Getty Dubay (USA)
- Handwriting Without Tears (USA)
- Barchowsky (UK)
- Jarman (UK)
Australian Spelling Version