Your child has made it through the uncertainty and unfamiliar territory of Grade 1, they have settled into formal schooling and the routine of schoolwork, and have learned to read, ‘The cat sat on the mat’.

But now they are faced with the complexity of starting to learn the finer nuances of language, such as how language can indicate time and how to understand the meaning of what you are reading. In this article, we will explain how printable English worksheets for Grade 2 students can help them succeed in the future.

Past and present tense worksheets for Grade 2

Tenses can be tricky, even if you aren’t an 8 year old, and oftentimes children need additional explanations and practice to master this aspect of grammar. Is it happening now? Did it happen already? How do I know when it’s happening? These free printable worksheets will help your child to answer these questions and more, as they figure out the new world of language and tenses.

Comprehension worksheets for Grade 2

Being able to read a text and comprehend its meaning is an important skill that your Grade 2 child will start developing this year. Up until now they have spent their time learning the sounds and letters associated with reading the words on the page, this year they will start to learn how to see and understand the meaning behind the words.

Grade 2 students start with very basic comprehension exercises, but even these can be daunting for young learners who are not used to reading texts in this way.

Use our free printable worksheets for your child to practise this very necessary skill, boost their confidence, and see them come out tops!

Worksheets to practise fine motor skills

Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists. We rely on these skills to do key tasks in school, at work, and in everyday life. These skills are especially important for writing and holding a pen or pencil, which is why it is crucial to build up the strength of the small muscles in your child’s hands. Many young children struggle with proper letter formation and handwriting that is illegible, and if their fine motor skills are not properly developed this will only get worse as it becomes necessary to write for longer periods of time.

There are a number of things you can do to help your child strengthen the muscles in their hands, including letting them play with clay, giving them a clothes peg to open and close between their thumb and fingers, or placing an elastic band around the tips of all their fingers and thumb on one hand and letting them stretch the elastic open and closed. Another great tool to strengthen the muscles in your child’s hands is squeezing a stress ball, they will not even realise they are working out!

At the end of the day, one of the best ways to improve your child’s fine motor skills with regards to their pencil grip and handwriting is … practice, practice, and some more practice. These free printable worksheets will give your little one ample opportunity to have fun while developing these essential skills.

Use these printable English worksheets for Grade 2 to give your child the jumpstart they need to succeed!


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