We have never really done copywork in our homeschool. Even so, when I had the chance to review the Homeschool Copywork site, I was definitely interested!
The creative mind behind Homeschool Copywork is Amy and she is so generous that my family now has a Lifetime Membership her Homeschool Copywork site!
If you are like me, you may be wondering why you would even want or need a membership to her site…
I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear the word ‘copywork’, the first thing that comes to mind is handwriting practice.
Is there some other reason anyone would have their kids do copywork??
Well, through this review, I have learned that yes, actually, there ARE other reasons to do copywork!
Reasons like, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, spelling…
Not to mention retention… I know when I was in school, I would write things down as I studied. This would help me remember the material.
With Homeschool Copywork, your child will be writing down information which will help him/her retain that information!
Will their handwriting also improve as a result of their copywork? Probably! So, really, it’s a win-win!
Homeschool Copywork Membership Benefits
Okay, so now that you know WHY you would even want your kids doing copywork, you probably want to know why you would want to join Homeschool Copywork…
Currently, there are 54 ebooks for you to choose from once you are a member. And, the best part… you will also get access to any ebook that gets added for as long as you are a member!
And then there are bonus notebooking pages and coloring pages as well!
So, you truly will never run out of things to choose from on the site! Well, I suppose you could, theoretically, but it would be hard! :)
Copywork in our House
I printed off the “My Animal Alphabet Copywork” ebook for my 8 year old so she could practice her handwriting and letter spacing. I know, I know… I said above how copywork is not just for handwriting practice… and I still stand by that… BUT, I’m new to this whole copywork thing, so that is what we started with.
She definitely enjoyed doing it and it did help her with her spacing of her words. Which, again, is part of the reason for copywork… not just handwriting, but word spacing. (and more!)
There are so many ebooks we are going to be doing in the future! One that I have MY eye on is the Town Mouse Country Mouse short story. I love that short story I’m excited for my kids to learn it.
In addition to that one, there are so many to choose from… poetry, artists, hymns, inventor’s, presidential quotes, composers, and more!!!
You could easily use these ebooks to supplement what you are studying in history, science, Bible, or language arts!
If you aren’t sure just yet, I suggest you sign up for their newsletter. With that, you will get some free ebooks to see what it’s all about! (The sign up for is at the bottom of the website.)
Information at a glance:
What is it? It is a website called Homeschool Copywork and contains tons of great things for your children to use to increase their knowledge and their handwriting, all at once!
For whom? All ages
How much is it? Full membership (which is one year) is $29.95. A Lifetime membership is $45. So, for only $15 more, you can get access for a lifetime, instead of only a year!