I was wondering. if anyone had used Queen’s Pictures in Cursive exclusively for teaching cursive and how they liked it.
I haven’t used the series to exclusively teach cursive, but I am planning on it! We used a cursive workbook, then did the Pictures in Cursive A with my daughter when she was in third grade. That was enough cursive instruction for her to read and write cursive if she needs/wants to.
My 7yo ds wants to learn cursive, and now that there is a primer lever for the Pictures in Cursive, I plan to start with that – next year, though.
We loved the book and pictures for Level A – hoping for the same quality in the primer.
Here is a link to the sample for the primer. It looks good!
We began with HWT and switched to Queens – LOVE IT! My son enjoys the pictures – very motivating when he gets to study a new one!
I did not use it to teach cursive. I used Cursive First for dd10 and Pencil Pete for ds7. However, ds7 has used it for copywork. We don’t use it for picture study, though.
Thanks everyone! I’m thinking of using Pencil Pete to start and then Queens. The thought of Pete teaching and not me is very persuasive.
We just purchased Pictures in Cursive for next school year for dd who will be in 2nd grade. She begged for them. The pictures are lovely and she’s very visual so I think they’ll work great for her. However, ds, will be 1st grade, and is not visual. When I try to look through them with him, he has no interest, granted he’s younger, but he is also more auditory. I guess what I’m trying to say is, it may depend on what type of child you have and their learning modality. Blessings, Melissa
I can’t figure out what is wrong with the site. I have gone to the Cursive page and it mentions using the menu at the left. I can’t click on anything or find a way to purchase. Could someone let me know if they are having the same problem?
Hey Marcee, I was having the same problem, but I just updated my browser to Firefox and I can view it fine now.
Thanks Heather:) I was using DH’s laptop which has IE (blech) and then came downstairs where I use Chrome. It works perfectly! I can’t beleive the difference in how the whole site looks on Chrome compared to IE.
I’m also very keen on trying Queen’s cursive, but I’ve read elsewhere that it lacks in actual instruction of how to form the letters properly. Can anyone speak to this? I am also eyeing Peterson but I think I’d have to retrain myself to write that way, too!
So, I guess my question is how the cursive is presented in Queen’s … is it look, trace, and copy or is there language to direct the child as they learn to write the letters?
Erin, take a look at the link I posted above – then click on the primer button on the left sidebar, then click on preview. You will be able to see some lessons in forming the letters.
I don’t think Queen’s has had this primer level out very long – used to I think you had to use another source for the initial instruction, and their workbooks were practice (and copywork and picture study combined into one!)
I think the primer looks good and can’t wait to start using it with my son next fall!
I just bought at the Queens’ primer at conference for my DD who is also 7 and ALSO begged for this! I am looking at it right now, it is the look-and-copy approach (with the little numbers indicating the order or strokes). It takes the first 17 lessons to work through the alphabet individually, then linking a few letters together to get the “flow” of things, and then starts the picture study/cursive practice for the remaining lessons. In all, there are 64 lessons in the book. It is really beautifully done.
I also purchased the copywork book titled Copywork for Animal Lovers. There are 180 daily lessons for grades 1-3. This is not done in cursive, but I thought a wonderful way to incorporate this type of lesson. They also have samples of these books on Queen’s website, as well.
Thank you very much. So, I would start with the Primer and probably go through book B if we do one lesson per day … does that sound right?
I’m excited to order it! Thank you, again.
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