The Review Crew from Old Schoolhouse Magazine was given a chance to review a Lifetime Membership to the Homeschool Copywork website, and I was blessed to be one of the reviewers. I received full access to a plethora of pages that I could print for my children to work on. In Charlotte Mason style, the pages included verses, letter practice, poetry, hymns, artist studies, and more that I could print for any of my children. They would copy the verse, etc. on the lines below, to practice handwriting and memory work, and some of the pages included images my kids had fun coloring.
First, I thought my kids would see this as busywork. I’m not a fan of busywork, but I could see the value of copywork as part of our homeschool curriculum, but, surprisingly, all of my kids were thrilled at the opportunity to have their own pages. They all strove for perfect handwriting (Some definitely do not strive to for that in their other subjects! Why?!) and some practiced cursive while others chose manuscript. Silence reigned. How cool!
The copywork pages were organized into grade categories, and some were broke down into cursive vs. manuscript while others had one file with both cursive, manuscript, dotted-and-straight lines, just plain lines, etc. It would have been far easier to print what I needed if each option were its own file, but that’s where my complaints stop. I sorted through until I found what I needed, printed what I wanted, and off we went. The pages downloaded in PDF form and printed easily. The kids each grabbed a folder for their pages and have thoroughly enjoyed working on them. Even Sterling, my messy-handwriting, just-get-it-finished kind of kid wanted his own pages and worked on them faithfully.
I’m hoping they continue to add new pages! What a fun way to work on memory verses, practice letters, practice handwriting, and sit quietly for a few minutes on a task. Everyone was happy with their selections, and I let them pick what they wanted me to print. Most chose hymns they are familiar with, or verses. The pictures that came on Pierce’s letter practice pages were awesome, as he had a full page to work on without being overwhelming – and he loved coloring the pictures. (B had a bus, etc.)
A year long membership is $29.95, a lifetime membership is $45, and there’s a free option to receive a few. Warning though – your kids will be hooked!
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