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Over the past several weeks, I have been making and sharing Monsters University Printables that were made by me as well as some that were provided by Disney. You asked if I could compile them all in one easy to follow post, so here it is. Enjoy and don’t forget to pin it for future reference!
Why is handwriting so important to learn at a young age?
Learning to write by hand is an essential life skill for young children, allowing them to express themselves and document their ideas in tangible form.
It also helps give kids a greater understanding of language, as the hand-and-eye coordination exemplified in handwriting helps improve literacy skills while giving those same kids the ability to capture ideas on paper.
Handwriting also helps foster creativity in young minds – the action of writing, coupled with a child’s imagination and thinking processes, can create stories, masterpieces, or just simply a way to artistically express themselves on paper.
Finally, learning how to craft letters correctly shows kids that taking pride in what they do is important – even if it’s something as seemingly mundane as handwriting!
All these elements make up why handwriting is so critically important for little minds at such a young age.
How do I motivate kids to want to learn?
Motivating kids to want to learn is an important factor for successful academic performance and can provide them with a lifelong enjoyment of knowledge acquisition.
It is vital to create an environment that allows kids to explore the materials and topics they are interested in without judgment or criticism.
Encouraging them to discover how their interests relate to the material helps spark curiosity by relating it to something that can make it more entertaining for them, as opposed to viewing it strictly from an educational perspective.
Above all else, simple encouragement of the effort expended in learning itself is often the most effective motivator.
Celebrating successes, however small they may seem, reinforces progress and provides positive reinforcement while building confidence.
What are tips for helping children learn how to hold a pencil correctly?
Establishing the correct pencil grip is crucial in helping children develop proper writing and drawing skills. To help children learn how to hold a pencil correctly, start by showing them an image of the tripod grip so they understand what it looks like.
Provide them with plenty of time and activities that focus on strengthening their fingers, such as pushing play dough around or playing with putty.
Encourage them to practice tracing lines, circles, and letters on paper with their pencils, as this will give them the opportunity to become familiar with how it feels when their fingers move in the correct position.
If a child has difficulty gripping a regular pencil, you can find ergonomic options to make it easier.
With patience and frequent practice, your child will eventually be able to hold a pencil accurately and will be ready for more complex writing tasks!
How often should kids work on handwriting skills?
Writing by hand is an important skill for children to hone, as it benefits far more than their writing ability. Regular penmanship exercise helps to strengthen fine motor skills, promote concentration, and boost creative thinking.
Parents should ensure their children devote at least 20 minutes a day to practicing these valuable techniques.
Such activities may include freehand drawing, doodling, coloring in shapes or patterns, and even crafting out of construction paper.
With consistent focus on handwriting improvements, kids will not only gain the skills necessary for flawlessly written expression but also have the fundamentals to express themselves artistically.
How can I store all the printable learning worksheets at home?
Storing printable learning worksheets at home can be a great way to keep track of your child’s learning activities.
With room in your home, sorting and archiving paper copies of worksheets can passively aid in their education while providing you with a tangible, organized collection of their classroom successes.
Rather than letting them pile up throughout the school year and become lost, decide on one spot for retention and designate a filing system.
A pocket folder could work just fine if you prefer something that takes less time and space to organize. If you prefer more detailed archiving, investing in basic supplies such as plastic file folders or colored binders would enable more structured categorizing so that quick reference is accessible.
Another convenient option is to scan documents into an electronic format and store them digitally, where they are accessible anytime from anywhere.
8 Monsters University Activities and Printables
- Beastly Breakfast Blitz – a fun online interactive game from Monsters University and Milk!
- Printable Activities – great for keeping the kids entertained for a bit
- Monsters University Summer Recipes
- Character Name and Word Find
- What Comes Next: Monsters University Inspired Sequencing for Pre K
- Can You Count the Monsters?
- Kindergarten Handwriting: Printable Practice Sheet
- Can you tell the difference in Big and Little? Check out this post I wrote over at Crystal and Company with free Big and Little Worksheet printables in the MonstersU theme!
I hope you enjoy using these Monsters University Printables in your homeschooling and after-schooling adventures!
About Monsters University
Mike Wazowski’s (voice of Billy Crystal) lifelong dreams of becoming a Scarer are derailed during his first semester at Monsters University when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), and their out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program.
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I hope you find these homeschooling freebies useful for you in your homeschool and/or Sunday School classes!
Monsters University Resources to Buy:
Looking for more fun items to help you in teaching your kids? Check out my top picks from Amazon!
- Monsters University Fearbook
- Fisher-Price Imaginext Monsters University Monsters Scare Floor
- Disney/Pixar Monster University Scare-Care Sheet Set, Twin
- Monsters University (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
DISCLAIMER – All information and videos or pictures provided by Disney. I received no compensation! I was given permission to use the Monsters University Graphics to create printables for you!*