Learning how to write by hand is a vital part of childhood development, and handwriting books for kids are essential in helping them cultivate this skill. Handwriting is good for motor skill development, and even with electronic devices, writing by hand later in life is tied to better memory, stress relief (journaling), and many other benefits.
If you have a little one who’s learning to write or draw shapes, loves calligraphy, or practicing cursive, these handwriting books for kids will go a long way to help them reach their goals.
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15 Best Handwriting Books for Kids
Here are 15 of the best handwriting books for kids:
My First Learn-to-Write Workbook
The My First Learn-to-Write Workbook is my favorite on this list because it goes beyond teaching kids to write. They’ll also learn to count and spell, practicing lots of pen control in the process. I love that this handwriting book includes realistic, colored images of everyday objects and animals to boost retention. It’s available as a paperback and as a spiral-bound notebook.
Trace Letters of the Alphabet and Sight Words (On the Go): Pre-School Practice Handwriting Workbook
This book is perfect for younger kids who want to learn the letters of the alphabet and improve their handwriting skills. The pages are all in black and white if you prefer the monochrome experience. It also includes exercises using sight words. This one is also available in paperback and spiral-bound formats.
Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Teens
Want your tween or teen to learn cursive? Here’s one workbook to try. It has over 100 pages of practice with guiding dots to make the process easier. I love that it allows kids to practice letters, words, and sentences (positive, affirming sentences, at that) so that writing cursive becomes second nature.
Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids
This is a beginner version of the cursive handwriting book for younger kids ages 6 and up. Unlike the one for tweens and teens, this one has pictures on some pages — in black and white. If your kids like coloring, they can go ham on these pages. It also contains shorter, less complex practice sentences.
Handwriting Practice Book for Kids (Silly Sentences)
The Silly Sentences Workbook for Kids feels like an activity book because there isn’t just handwriting but also decoding, unscrambling, and word search activities! This book includes individual letter practice along with silly sentences to keep them laughing and learning. So your kids can practice their print handwriting with a whole lot of fun thrown in, too!
20 Must Know Sight Activity Workbook
Want to bundle reading and handwriting practice into one? If this sounds like what your kids need, this handwriting book is perfect for you. It includes practice pages with up to 200 common sight words so your children can practice their reading as they learn to write.
The Big Book of Letter Tracing Practice for Toddlers
Is your toddler itching to practice their writing while their older siblings are doing theirs? This handwriting book is made for preschoolers ages 2-4. It features gigantic letters, which can be a relief for pudgier fingers that haven’t quite figured out the pencil control required for tracing smaller dots. My only quibble is that there’s no spiral-bound option.
Handwriting Practice Paper
If you’re a homeschooling parent who’d rather draw and have your kids copy your handwriting or if you burn through handwriting books too quickly, this is a great supplement/alternative. This book contains 100 pages of blank handwriting practice paper for easy self-guided practice.
Kindergarten Writing Paper With Lines for ABC Kids
Here’s another blank page option with even more pages for self-guided practice. It’s just about the same dimensions as the previous book but has 120+ pages instead of 100.
101 Jokes Handwriting Practice Book
If you have a kid who can’t get enough of jokes and joke books, this handwriting book is a great companion. They can practice their handwriting while getting properly entertained (and practicing their reading skills too). Great for kids ages 6-10!
ABC Letter Tracing Workbook for Kids
This is a super simple option that’s also good for younger kids and toddlers. It features black and white images and breaks down letters to their strokes. Kids will also learn how to write numbers and a few basic words.
The Print Penmanship Workbook for Kids
Printing neatly takes practice, but it can be hard to keep children engaged with ordinary writing drills. This innovative penmanship workbook teaches children good penmanship as they read and copy words that are all about animals. With colorful illustrations and fun facts about mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, and bugs, each writing lesson feels like a romp through the animal kingdom!
Hand Lettering and Modern Caligraphy for Kids
Hand Lettering & Modern Calligraphy for Kids is the perfect beginner workbook for your kiddo to learn the basics of hand lettering and modern calligraphy! The book includes an introduction to lettering, tips and tools to get you started, several alphabets to master, tons of practice words, and so many fun projects and party ideas to put your new lettering skills on display!!
Trace With Me: Pre-Handwriting Practice Workbook
Carson Dellosa’s Trace With Me: Pre-Handwriting Workbook helps young students develop their fine motor skills by practicing essential handwriting strokes for handwriting proficiency through engaging writing activities. This one is really good for kids who’ve been struggling with traditional handwriting books!
Letter Tracing & Handwriting Practice Book – For Kids
.This letter tracing work book enables your child to learn the basics of handwriting with a structured and fun approach to letters and numbers. As your child’s confidence and skill increase through practice, so does the complexity and difficulty to further hone his skill.
There they are: 15 of the best handwriting books for kids! Which of these books do you think your kids would like?
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