- Sandi LucianoParticipant
My 6.5 year old son is struggling a lot with writing. He does letter reversals and switches between upper and lowercase letters. We have been using HWT and he is slowly making progress. I read that cursive might be easier to teach than printing. But as I research cursive curriculums it seems like it is geared towards older students. What cursive curriculums could I use for my son? His copywork at this stage is just in letter strokes and letter formations, not yet words. As a side note… he was in a private preschool at age 2.5 to age 4.5 years old that really stressed tracing and writing. It really was too much for him and he hated it. As a results when we switched to homeschooling I purposely went very slow on the handwriting subject because he was burnt out already from the 2 years of preschool. ha ha…. so now I am looking into maybe switching to cursive. Thoughts or ideas?RoslynParticipant
Abeka and memoria press do cursive early. You could look at their stuff. Abeka starts it in K4 with just a few letters to write each day. I am using their k5 workbook with my current 1st grader and don’t make him do it all. There are usually 3 or 4 sentences and a few letters each day.
I used Cursive First to teach three of mine cursive from the beginning. In my opinion, cursive is easier for kids. I like CF because all lowercase letters start in exact same place, the baseline.Sandi LucianoParticipant
Thanks for your suggestion! I live overseas so purchasing an ebook or online material would be easier to obtain. Does Cursive First offer an ebook version? Or it is worth trying to get a copy of the Cursive First book? And have you heard or tried the Petersen Method? How does that compare?
Unfortunately, Cf doesn’t have an ebook version.
I’ve never used Peterson. I don’t care for how it looks much how I don’t care for HWOT cursive appearance.
I have used Pencil Pete (online and printable) and works well. I doesn’t have the wording I prefer, but it worked for ds14 I forgot I used this for him until today
I just bought Cursive Logic to teach ds8 (who adamantly wanted to learn print first). I also bought their alphabet cursive for dd10.5 as a fun way to practice. http://www.cursivelogic.com I haven’t received these yet, but from samples, it is my favorite!
my cursive requirements:
– all lowercase letters start on the baseline
– letters taught in a logical sequence by letter shape
– and I really like wording the kids can use as they form the letters
My apologies for errors as I’m on my phone with tired eyes.
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