9. Play music during copywork
Listening to music can make copywork
into a more relaxing and enjoyable experience for children, especially auditory learners. You may want to choose
instrumental music so that your child
doesn’t become confused by the words
he hears sung.
10. Let your child make a poster or
craft with a copywork passage.
This allows your child to make text into
a visual work of art that can be hung up
in your home. Scripture passages, quotes
by famous people, and poetry make good
sources for this technique.
11. Use printable copywork pages
that have images for your child to
Coloring gives your child something
fun to do as a reward for completing the
work, so try to find some copywork pages
that have black and white images for coloring. Just be sure to let your child know
that he must complete the writing before
coloring the page.
12. Use decorative pages or
Try to find fancy paper or decorated
journals. Paper that has a little pizazz can
be more enjoyable to write on than plain
13. Let your child assemble his
own thematic copywork books.
Your child can make books of poetry,
prayer, Bible quotes, wit and humor,
fables, fiction, and more. Simply gather
some three-ring binders, let your child
label and decorate them, and then fill
them with completed pages.
14. Have a special Copywork Cap
or Copywork Cape for your child.
Pick out a fun piece of attire for your
child to wear only during copywork time.
This will make handwriting seem a bit
15. Set up a Copywork Cat or
Choose a stuffed cat or other toy that
can be set up on your child’s desk dur-
ing copywork time. This can be your
child’s little “Copywork Helper” or
You’ll want to test these methods to
determine which ones work best for your
child. If none work, then you may have to
just smile at your child, and tell him that
we all have to do certain jobs whether
they’re fun or not . . . like washing dishes.
Susan Brown is a veteran teacher and
homeschooler who has a passion for making learning easy and enjoyable for kids.
She creates educational products such as
Reader’s Theater scripts, games, puzzles,
posters, activity packs, copy work, resource pages, and more for her company,
WarmHeartsPublishing.com. Her goal is
to fill her shop with hundreds of products,
both Christian and secular, that will make
teaching easier for homeschoolers. She also
offers tips and resources for homeschoolers
on her blog, Homeschool WithLove.com.
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