Topic | How to teach cursive before printing for struggling child?

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  • Sandi Luciano
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    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?

    Roslyn
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    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.

    missceegee
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    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 Luciano
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    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?

     

    missceegee
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    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

     

    missceegee
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    My apologies for errors as I’m on my phone with tired eyes.

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