My five eldest children have used Italic handwriting and I love it. I would like to continue using it with my younger children but I also really like the idea of the SCM Handwriting books and how they correspond with the reading lessons.
I guess I’m just wondering if it’s worth setting aside my love for Italic Handwriting and going with the lovely SCM books? I’m having a very difficult time making a decision.
Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated.
I, too, have always loved italics but it was an easy transition for my children to D’Nealian when SCM came out with their resources. They’ve had a pretty seamless transition to cursive as well and we’ve since moved on to Spelling Wisdom and will use Using Language Well this year, too. And when I’m at a crossroads I find prayer indispensable.
I am returning to D’Nealian for children 3&4. my daughter did D’Nealian with Phonics Museum then we switched to Explode the Code for my son so manuscript printing. Yuck, not fluid, not fun. Returning to D’Nealian and very very very happy about that. DD’s , handwriting is lovely. DS will be transitioning to DNealian this year now. So, I am in the camp of loving D’Nealian and think it has very similar results and feel of italics. I am also a fan of streamlining curriculum together, love that too.
Thank you Richele, for the reminder to pray. I’m glad to hear that the transition wasn’t too difficult.
Funny, I also used Phonics Museum with three of my older children but only one of them did I have do the D’Nealian in the workbooks, after that he went back to Italics.
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