Somewhere along the way I got the impression that we weren't supposed to start copywork until 6 years old or approx 1st grade. Something about muscle development? And even then that it should be started in very short segments, 5 minutes or so....
So my question is on several of the threads lately I see reference to some folks starting copywork in kindergarten or even with preschool ages so now I am wondering if I just made up the 6 year old rule :o)
I had scheduled copywork for my oldest daughter this year but not my 5 year old even though she is learning to read. Because she is learning to read she is constantly practicing letters on her own and playing games that involve her "writing" the problem is since I haven't really focused on copywork she is forming most of her letters incorrectly :o(
So I guess my question is am I just letting her form bad habits by not having her do beginner copywork? Is there a reason to wait?