We’re in the thick of back-to-school season, and for kids in early grade school and older, handwriting is an important aspect of learning that might require a refresher course. The Motherhood has worked with BIC and a group of bloggers to encourage kids to participate in a fun activity, responding to a variety of questions in writing, including the prompt, “What would you do as principal for a day?”

What would your kid(s) do if they were principal for a day? Have them write out their ideas and you could WIN a $10,000 scholarship! Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com now through August 15th to enter BIC’s If I Were Principal For A Day Contest and learn about more ways to celebrate handwriting. No Purchase Necessary. U.S. only, 21+. Ends 8/15/16. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com for Official Rules and details.

Handwriting has numerous emotional and cognitive benefits for kids – research shows that it promotes critical thinking, reading comprehension, fine motor skills development, creativity and even self-confidence. A number of the BIC campaign bloggers have developed handwriting resources over the past several weeks to help kids practice their letters, write in Spanish and more. Here are a few that you and your kids might find useful as the school year begins!

To help kids learn to write in both Spanish and English, check out this Back to School Bilingual Writing Activity by Monica at Mommy Maestra (click here to go to her post and download the activity):

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If your kids could use a little extra practice with their cursive, these free printable cursive worksheets by Jen at The Suburban Mom (click here to go to her post and download the worksheets) are for you:

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Ask your kids a few questions, encouraging them to write down their answers, using this Back to School Free Printable Interview by Sara at Mom Endeavors (click here to go to her post to download the interview sheet) – you can ask the same questions each year and save the worksheets to see how their responses change as they grow up:

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Image credit for top photo: Camille at Growing Up Gabel