Okay..my 4 1/2 year old desperately wants to do "school". I have been contemplating how to teach handwriting, I don't necessarily use a "book" but do have them practice writing neatly. I have not done italic w/ any of my children. I have considered modern manuscript (it is curvy) or italic but I have a hard time seeing the benefits of italic, what am I missing? I had also heard that when they are used to "italic" they have a difficult time reading "regular" cursive.
If they learn italic is the print in books difficult or an adjustement? To me it makes sense to use just regular manuscript because that is what they will be looking at in books to read?
What do you all use, or whay type of print do you encourage?
Thanks a bunch!